Morning Blessings, Queered

Begin with this blessing for all

ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך העולם שאשני בצלמו

Barukh atah Ad-nai Eloheynu melekh ha’olam sheh’asani b’tzalmo

I give thanks that I am created in in Image of G*d

Choose the appropriate continuation/s

For a non-binary person:

  ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך העולם שעשני כרצונו

Barukh atah Ad-nai Eloheynu melekh ha’olam sheh’asani kirtzono

I give thanks to G*d for making me according to the divine will

For a trans man:

ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך העולם שהפכני לאיש

Barukh atah Ad-nai Eloheynu melekh ha’olam sheh’haf’khani l’ish*

I give thanks to G*d for transforming me into a man

For a trans woman:

ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך העולם שהפכני לאישה

Barukh atah Ad-nai Eloheynu melekh ha’olam sheh’haf’khani l’ishah

I give thanks to G*d for transforming me into a woman

For one who questions:

ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך העולם שעשני לבקש

Barukh atah Ad-nai Eloheynu melekh ha’olam sheh’asani l’vakesh

I give thanks to G*d for making me a seeker

For a (gender)queer person:

ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך העולם שעשני כרצונו

Barukh atah Ad-nai Eloheynu melekh ha’olam sheh’asani kirtzono

I give thanks to G*d for making me according to the divine will

:For a cis woman

ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך העולם שעשני אישה

Barukh atah Ad-nai Eloheynu melekh ha’olam sheh’asani ishah

I give thanks to G*d for being a woman

For a cis man:

ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך העולם שעשני איש

Barukh atah Ad-nai Eloheynu melekh ha’olam sheh’asani ish

I thank G*d for being a man

All conclude:

ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך העולם אשר יצר את הנפש בצלמו

בצלם דמות תבניתו והתקין אותנו בנין עדי עד ברוך אתה ה’ יוצר חיים

Barukh atah Ad-nai Eloheynu melekh ha’olam asher yatzar et hanefesh b’tzalmo, b’tzelem d’mut tavnito, v’hitkin otanu binyan adey ad. Barukh atah Ad-nai Yotzer Hayim.

Blessed is the Holy Source of life for the human soul which is created in the image of all that is holy, and which shines forever in beauty. Blessed is the Creator of my life.

*Rabbi Yosef Pallache, Izmir 1896

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