Rosh Chodesh Blessing

Berachot Rosh Chodesh
Blessings for the New Month
 
Birkat Ha Chodesh (Sanctification of the Month)
 
The Birkat Ha Chodesh is typically said during Shabbat Mevarchim (the last Sabbath of the month before Rosh Chodesh) to petition Yehovah for a good month. It is recited at the synagogue at the end of the Shabbat Torah reading service:
 
May it be Thy will, Yehovah, our Elohim and Elohim of our fathers, that You begin for us this month for good and for blessing. May You give to us long life, a life of peace, a life of goodness, a life of blessing, a life of sustenance, a life of physical health, a life in which there is fear of heaven and fear of sin, a life in which there is no shame or humiliation; a life of wealth and honor, a life in which we love Torah and fear Elohim; a life in which the Yehovah fulfills the requests of our hearts for good. Amein. Selah.
 
Yehi ratzon milefanekha, Adonai Eloheinu veilohei avoteinu, shetechadesh aleinu et ha-chodesh hazeh le-tovah ve-livrakhah. Vetiten lanu chayim arukhim chayim shel shalom, chayim shel tovah, chayim shel berakhah, chayim shel parnasah, chayim shel chillutz atzamot, chayim sheyeish bahem yirat shamayim veyirat cheit, chayim she’ein bahem boshah ukhlimah, chayim she oseh vekhavod, chayim shetehei vanu ahavat Torah veyirat shamayim, chayim sheyemalei Adonai mishalot libeinu letovah. Amein. Selah.
 
 
The Molad (time announcement)
After the invocation for the month’s blessing from Yehovah, it is customary for the time at which the new moon will appear in Jerusalem to be announced. First the congregation recites mi she’asah nissim, “the One who performed miracles”:
 
The One who performed miracles for our forefathers and redeemed them from slavery to freedom, may He redeem us soon and gather in our exiles from the four corners of the earth; then all Israel shall be friends. Let us say: Amein.
 
The chazzan (cantor) then announces the precise time of Rosh Chodesh in Jerusalem or local time:
Rosh Chodesh (Hebrew month) will be on the day (Hebrew day of the week) that comes to us and to all Israel for good.
 
 
Kiddush Levanah (Sanctification of the Moon)
The moon is sometimes called levanah in Hebrew (from lavan, white). Kiddush Levanah (sanctification of the moon) is a ceremony that takes place outdoors on a clear night soon after Rosh Chodesh (often on the first Shabbat night that follows Rosh Chodesh). The blessing is normally written in oversized letters in the prayerbook (called otiot shel kiddush levanah) since it is intended to be read outdoors by moonlight.
 
A Rosh Chodesh Blessing
Often Psalms are recited or sung, and then, while looking at the new moon, the following blessing may be recited:
 
ye·hi ra·tzon mil·fa·ney·kha Adonai E·lo·hey·nu ve·lo·hey a·vo·tey·nu she·te·cha·desh a·ley·nu cho·desh tov, ba’A·do·ney·nu Ye·shu·ah ha·ma·shi·ach, A·men
“May it be Your will, Yehovah our Elohim
and Elohim of our fathers, that you renew for us a good month in our Yehovah Yeshua the Messiah. Amein.”
 
Chodesh Tov!

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ESHET CHAYEEL / A WOMAN OF VALOR

ESHET CHAYEEL
A WOMAN OF VALOR
Proverbs 31:10-11
 
A woman of valor who can find, she is worth far more than precious jewels.
The heart of her husband safely trusts in her, and he profits greatly thereby.
 
Ay-shet cha-yeel me yeem-tza
v’ra-choke meep-ne-neem meech-ra.
Ba-tach bah lave ba-la
v’sha-lal lo yech-sar.
 
UNA MUJER DE VALOR
Proverbios 31:10-11
una mujer de valor que puede encontrar, vale mucho más que joyas preciosas.
el corazón de su marido confía en ella de forma segura, y así se beneficia mucho.
 
 
 

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THE EREV SHABBAT KIDDUSH
 SHABBAT SANCTIFICATION PRAYER

THE EREV SHABBAT SANCTIFICATION PRAYER 

 
The Sixth Day.
The heavens and the earth were completed and all their array.
And on the seventh day, Yehovah finished the work He had done,
and he rested on the seventh day from all the work He had done.
And Yehovah blessed the seventh day and made it Set Apart,
because on it He rested from all His work that He created to do.
Blessed are You Yehovah our Elohim, King of the Universe,
Who has sanctified us with His Commandments and taken delight in us.
With love and favor He gave us the Set Apart Shabbat as a heritage, a remembrance of creation.
For it is the beginning of our sacred convocations, a memorial of the Exodus from Egypt.
For You have chosen us, and You have sanctified us from all the nations.
And You gave us Your Set Apart Shabbat, with love and favor as a heritage.
Blessed are You Yehovah who sanctifies the Shabbat.
 
 

Blessing over the Bread

 
Ba-ruch a-ta Yehovah,
Eh-lo-hay-nu meh-lehch ha-o-lahm,
ha-mo-tzee leh-chehm meen ha-a-retz.
 
Blessed are You Yehovah our Elohim,
King of the Universe,
Who brings forth bread from the Earth.
Yeshua said, I am the bread of life that came down from heaven. I give life unto the world.
 
 

Blessing The Fruit of The Vine

 
Ba-ruch a-ta Yehovah,
Eh-lo-hay-nu meh-lehch ha-o-lahm,
bo-ray p’ree ha-ga-fen.
 
Blessed are you Yehovah our Elohim,
King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.
Yeshua is the true vine and we are the branches. If we abide in Him and He abides in us, we will bring forth much fruit!

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