blessings

The Power of Jewish Blessings

More than mere expressions of gratitude, blessings are portals to other spiritual realms.

The Origin of the Shehechiyanu Blessing

The Shehechiyanu is a blessing that expresses gratitude for new, or special, experiences.

Shehechiyanu: A Meditation on this Moment

This blessing, traditionally recited for firsts, can be said anytime -- since every moment is new and unprecedented.

Why We Say Birkat Hamazon

This series of blessings recited after meals is about much more than just food.

Netilat Yadayim: Sanctifying Our Primary Moral Instrument

Jewish tradition calls for the washing of hands every morning, which serves as a reminder to use them for holy purposes.

8 Jewish Prayers You’ve Never Heard Of

Most Jewish prayers are recited at regular intervals or on specific occasions, but a few are said in circumstances that are anything but routine.

Guide to Jewish Holiday Prayers

What liturgy goes with which holiday, and where you can find it.

What Does It Mean To Be A Blessing?

Blessings are not meant to flow into us, but rather to flow through us.

Words to the Shema and Its Blessings

Text in English for the Shema and the three blessings that accompany it.

Blessing for Counting the Omer

The blessing in transliteration and English.