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Hebrew Blessings for Children

Birkat Yeladim -

Hebrew Blessings for your Children

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Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such
belongs the kingdom of heaven. - Jesus

It is customary to bless your children at the Shabbat table. The blessing prescribed by tradition invokes the names of Joseph's sons (according to Genesis 48:20) and the names of the matriarchs, and includes the priestly blessing. Parents may use this intimate moment as a chance to add their own words of blessing and offer expressions of love and appreciation to their children. You may wish to bless all your children together or bless each child individually or privately.

The Hebrew Blessing for Boys:

yesimkha Elohim ke'efrayim ve'khimnasheh.

The Hebrew Blessing for Girls:

yesimekh Elohim k'Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, v'leah.

The Hebrew Blessing for Both:

yevarekhekha Adonai veyishmerekha,
ya'eir Adonai panav eleykha vichunekha,
yissa Adonai panav elekha, v'yeseim lekha shalom.

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