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Purim Blessings - Berachot Megillat Ester

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Traditional Blessings Recited for Purim

Purim is considered a minor holiday on the Jewish religious calendar, which means that it is not attended with some of the same halakhic restrictions observed on other holidays. The primary commandment of Purim is to recite three blessings before hearing the scroll of Esther (Megillat Ester) recited:

Blessed art Thou, LORD our God, Master of the universe, who sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us regarding the reading of the Megillah. Amen.

Barukh attah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam, asher
kideshanu be-mitzvotav, vetzivanu 'al mikra megillah.

Megillah Blessing Study Card

Blessed art Thou, LORD our God, Master of the universe, who performed miracles for our fathers in those days at this time. Amen.

Barukh attah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam, she-'asah
nissim la-avoteinu ba-yamim ha-hem, bazeman ha-zeh.

She'asah Nissim Blessing Card

Blessed art Thou, LORD our God, Master of the universe,
who has kept us alive and has sustained us, and brought us to this season. Amen.

Barukh attah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam,
shehecheyanu vekiyemanu vehigi'anu lazeman ha-zeh.

Shehecheyanu Study Card

After these blessings are recited, the scroll of Esther (Megillat Ester) is read.  At the end of the reading, an additional blessing regarding God's vengeance is often recited - and then the oneg begins!

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