HaMotzi: The Blessing Over Bread

An Audio Sample

The HaMotzi–the Blessing Over Bread–blesses God for enabling bread to come forth from the earth.

Click here to listen to an MP3 of the Blessing Over Bread.

Discover More

Blessing the Children

A spiritual gesture between parents and children.

How to Choose a Siddur, or Jewish Prayer Book

It helps to know what lies behind the muted bindings and the denominational labels of today's wide array of possibilities.

The Shema

An affirmation of God’s singularity, its daily recitation is regarded by traditionally observant Jews as a biblical commandment.