Birkat Hamazon, Meein Shalosh, Boreh Nefashot & Bracha Achrona: Nusach Ashkenaz, Sefarad, Edot Hamizrach & Teiman – provided for the public benefit. Learn how to sing the blessings for grace after meals. Birkat Hamazon or Birkat Hammazon known in English as the Grace After Meals is a set of Hebrew blessings that Jewish Halakha (“collective body of Jewish.

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Birkat Hamazon – Wikipedia

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A number of Modern Orthodox authorities [7] have held that because of improvements in women’s religious education women can now do so, and some say that they are now obligated to.

There is therefore no blessing said for this washing. It contains the four essential blessings in a somewhat shortened form, with fewer preliminaries and additions. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Although sometimes done at ordinary meals, it is more commonly done on Shabbat and Jewish Holidaysand almost universally done at meals celebrating special events. Bircbas of these variations is ever used in practice: The scriptural source for hajazon requirement to say birkat hamazon is Deuteronomy 8: List of Jewish prayers and blessings.

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Birkat Hamazon

Birkot hashachar Akeida Offerings. It is customary for the person leading the zimmun to recite the blessings over a cup of wine called the kos shel beracha cup of blessing. An additional abbreviated form of birkat hamazon in Ladino, called Ya Comimosmay also be said.

Birkat Hamazon is recited after consuming a meal eaten with bread. Additional sections are added on special occasions.

At birkat hamazon concluding the celebratory meal of a brit milah ritual circumcisionadditional introductory lines, known as Nodeh Leshimchaare added at the beginning and special ha-Rachaman prayers are inserted. After these four blessings, there is a series of short prayers, each beginning with the word Harachaman the Merciful Onewhich ask for God’s compassion. It is a mitzvah de-‘oraita Aramaic: The length of the different Birkat hamazon can vary considerably, from benching under half a minute to haamazon than 5 minutes.

Views Read Edit View history. Among those who do practice mayim acharonimthe majority simply pour a small amount of water over their finger tips.

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There are also SephardicYemenite and Italian versions. Sapphire from the Land of Israel: The Talmud relates that at the time of the Resurrection of the Deada special feast will take place.


This hamazonn is called a zimmun. At a Passover Sederthe cup of blessing is drunk by everyone present, and functions as the “Third Cup”.

Birkat Hamazon is made up of four blessings. There is a practice in many Orthodox communities to wash the hands before reciting birkat hamazon. If this is also forgotten, then at the first two meals of Shabbat and major holidays with the possible exception of the Rosh Hashanah day mealone must repeat the entire Birkat Hamazon.

This practice is called mayim acharonim final waters. The first three blessings are regarded as required by scriptural law:.

In liberal branches of Judaism, there is no standard text to be recited and customs vary virchas. Unlike in Conservative or Reform Judaismeven Orthodox authorities who hold that women can form a zimmun brchas that one cannot be formed from a combination of men and women. Birkat Hamazon or Birkat Hammazon Hebrew: This article needs additional citations for verification. Shacharit Preparation Birkot hashachar Akeida Offerings. It is held that this, though a chovah duty[9] is not a mitzvah a commandmentas the practice was instituted for health reasons specifically, to avoid the danger of touching the eyes with harmful salts.