Blessings for Food


How to Host Shabbat Dinner

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

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.