Blessings for Food


How to Host Shabbat Dinner

It's easier—and more rewarding—than you think!


What is Birkat Hamazon, or Benching?

All about the grace after meals.

Ritual Hand Washing Before Meals

The Netilat Yadayim practice and blessing.

Is Kosher Food Blessed by a Rabbi?

Blessing food does not make it kosher, nor is food that has not been blessed necessarily unkosher.

Hamotzi: The Deeper Significance of the Blessing over Bread

These simple words mask a subtle theological statement about the primordial past and the perfected "world to come."

Blessings for Food & Drink

Texts, translations and transliterations.