Jewish Practice Mitzvahs & Traditions Prayer Jewish Prayers Grace After Meals Birkat Hamazon: Grace After Bread (Bentching). 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. Birkat Hamazon can be said sitting at the same table or in view of the same table where the meal was eaten. At weddings or Shabbat meals, it is often said.

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Again if there are ten or more adults present the word eloheinu is added after barukh. It represents a public thanksgiving brkat God’s goodness to all humanity.

When those present at the meal form a minyan a quorum of ten adult Jewish men there are further additions to the invitation. Birkat Hamazon or Birkat Hammazon Hebrew: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This benediction has two paragraphs:. According to the one opinion in the Talmud Berakhot 49bthere are special versions of the zimmun if birkat hamazon is said by at least one hundred, one thousand or ten thousand seated at one meal.

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Archived from the original on 2 April Before the actual Grace is recited hamazom introductory psalm is said. Sapphire from the Land of Israel: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, as with the other services, other prayers were added in time, such as the series of short prayers beginning with harachaman.


A Zimmun of 10 is called a Zimmun B’Shem. At the conclusion of birkat hamazona further seven special blessings are recited.

None of these variations is ever used in practice: The full Birkat Hamazon is recited whenever the meal was preceded by hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz. Like the benediction before the meal, the Grace afterwards raises bitkat satisfaction of a physical craving into the realm of the spirit.

Jewish Prayers: Grace After Meals

The first three blessings are regarded as required by scriptural law:. Before the closing formula, there is an insertion for Sabbaths, Rosh Chodesh, or festivals. This is frequently followed by reciting four further lines of four other Psalms, Hence after eating these we recite the bracha achat meeyn shalosh”one benediction which has namazon form of three,” i.

Various explanations for this have been given O. Blessing for Putting on a Tallit. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat If this prayer is also forgotten, nothing need hamazob done. Hymn for Shabbat Day.

Shacharit Preparation Birkot hashachar Akeida Offerings. Birkot hashachar Akeida Offerings. The first paragraph of the Birkat. The people respond with baruch sheachalnu mishelo uv’tuvo chayinu. On Jewish holidaysthe ya’aleh ve-Yavo paragraph is added and on Shabbat the retzei paragraph is recited, both just before the end of the third blessing. There are three forms of the Grace after meals:. Such authorities disagree, however, on the appropriateness of women leading a zimmun in the presence of men hajazon of three men.


This was later misread as an abbreviation for u’vshabatand it was assumed that we are to say migdol on the Sabbath.

An abbreviated form is sometime used when time is lacking. Blessing for the Seas and Oceans.

The statutory birkat hamazon ends at the end of these four blessings, with the words, al yechasrenu Grace after meals.

Blessing over Bread Ha’Motzi. A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice. Although the Talmud states that women are obligated to say birkat hamazon and that accordingly, three women can constitute a zimmun and lead it Berachot 45blater authorities, such as Maimonides and the Mishnah Berurahheld that women were exempt from leading a zimmun on grounds that women were not generally sufficiently educated to know how.

Psalm 27 Avinu Malkeinu Selichot.

The scriptural source for the requirement to say birkat hamazon is Deuteronomy 8: