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Blessings After Other Foods

Blessings After Other Foods

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The following blessing is said after eating cooked or baked foods prepared from the five species of grain (wheat, barley, rye, oats or spelt); after drinking wine; or after eating grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, or dates. If one partook of any combination of the above, their blessings should be combined, by adding the words in parentheses.

Blessed are You, L-rd our G‑d, King of the universe, for

After food prepared from the five grains:
After wine or grape juice:
After grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives or dates:
the sustenance and for the nourishment, (and for) the vine and for the fruit of the vine, (and for) the tree and the fruit of the tree,

for the produce of the field, and for the precious, good, and spacious land which You have graciously given as a heritage to our ancestors, to eat of its fruit and to be satiated with its goodness. Have mercy, L-rd our G‑d, on Israel Your people, on Jerusalem Your city, on Zion the abode of Your glory, on Your altar, and on Your Temple. Rebuild Jerusalem, the holy city, speedily in our days, and bring us up to it and make us rejoice in it, and we will bless You in holiness and purity.
 

On Shabbat:
May it please You to strengthen us on this Shabbat day.
On Rosh Chodesh:
Remember us for good on this day of Rosh Chodesh.
On Pesach:
Remember us for good on this day of the festival of Matzot.
On Shavuot:
Remember us for good on this day of the festival of Shavuot.
On Sukkot:
Remember us for good on this day of the festival of Sukkot.
On Rosh Hashanah:
Remember us for good on this day of the festival of Remembrance.
On Shemini Atzeret:
Remember us for good on this day of the festival of Shemini Atzeret

For You, L-rd, are good and do good to all, and we offer thanks to You for the land and for

After food prepared from the five grains:
After wine
or grape juice:
After grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives or dates:
the sustenance. the fruit of the vine. the fruits.

Blessed are You L-rd, for the land and for
 
After food prepared from the five grains:
After wine
or grape juice:
After grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives or dates:
the sustenance. the fruit of the vine. the fruits.


— BLESSING AFTER OTHER FOODS AND DRINKS —

Blessed are You, L-rd our G‑d, King of the universe, Creator of numerous living beings and their needs, for all the things You have created with which to sustain the soul of every living being. Blessed is He who is the Life of the worlds.

The text on this page contains sacred literature. Please do not deface or discard.
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Anonymous May 17, 2017

When should I bench if I walk around with a water bottle and have it with me when I'm working? Reply

Rabbi Shmary Brownstein For Chabad.org May 22, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

As a rule it is best to eat and drink while sitting. As such, if you sit down to drink some water, drink your fill and make the after blessing, if you drank the required measure (approx. 3.1 oz.). Even if you're standing, you can do the same, instead of taking sips here and there. If you do take periodic sips and don't drink the full amount at any given time, then you do not make an after blessing. If you are going to leave the place that you drank in, you should make the after blessing before leaving. Reply

Anonymous San Francisco January 4, 2017

"He who is the Life of 'the worlds'" Which worlds are referred to here? Is it just this world and olam haba...maybe life on other planets as well? Just some food for thought. Reply

Eliezer Zalmanov for Chabad.org May 31, 2016

Re: farro It seems that farro is actually a form of wheat. As such, it would require an Al Hamichya after eating. Reply

Chaim Gross May 30, 2016

Can you comment on brocha after cooked farro Reply

Menachem Posner November 2, 2015

To Andre We do not currently offer it online on our site. You can purchase it as part of the Shabbat Table Companion by Rabbi Zalman Goldstein. Alternatively, a quick google search will help you find some on other fine Jewish websites. Reply

André Israel October 30, 2015

Mein Shalosh Hi, where can I find the Transliteration of Mein Shalosh? (the link on this page leads to Birkat Ha Mazon only) Reply

alma kaster carthage, Ind. September 24, 2015

Want to thank you so much for helping me getting me through my daily struggles. Reading your bible brings me joy in my heart. I've been in a false religion for years. It hurts. Now its going to take me along time for my mind to get untwisted. I'm going to buy your bible, prayer book and study book. Thank you so so much. I have a nephew that is Jewish. And he is helping me too. Reply

Mrs. Chana Benjaminson via mychabad.org August 14, 2013

Re blessings Sure, you can find the blessings at this link Reply

Michael Weiker August 14, 2013

I am searching for an english (and written) transliteration of the blessings over cake, wine and bread Reply

Chabad.org Staff via mychabad.org February 27, 2013

To Sarah Nicole That's right! Reply

Sarah Nicole February 27, 2013

To make sure I understand correctly, if I don't eat grains (intolerance issues) then I would never say the birkat hamazon and only say the blessings for other foods? Reply

Chani Benjaminson August 9, 2011

Transliteration Sure, you can find the transliteration of the blessings here: Reply

Miriam Hollywood, FL August 7, 2011

After Blessings Can you please cite the transliterated versions of the blessings?

Thanks, Reply

Rabbi Menachem Posner for chabad.org October 12, 2010

to Lenny: Thank you for your question. The insert is said on "Chol Hamoed" as well. Reply

Lenny East Brusnwick, NJ September 27, 2010

Pesach/Succot Is the verse for Pesach/Sukkot for the actual days of Yom Tov only, or do we say it on the "intermediate days" of Chol Hamoed as well?

Thanks! Reply

Malkie Janowski for Chabad.org April 4, 2010

The verse you're looking for is Deuteronomy, 8:10 - "You will eat and be satisfied, and you will bless G-d, your G-d." This is the commandment of Grace After Meals, and there is a Rabbinic decision as to when we are considered to be satisfied. We do not wait to bless G-d until we are personally satiated, rather, there is a halachic determination that one must say Grace After Meals when he has eaten a kezayit of food, about 25 grams or just under an ounce. Reply

Clare Sydney March 31, 2010

blessing on water Given that water is the single most vital item to ensure our physical survival, it seems odd that there is not a special blessing for it.

Does anyone make a blessing when they drink water? Is it the 'she hakol' blessing? Reply

Chaya Vero Beach, FL March 30, 2010

Grace after meals I remember a verse in Torah saying that we should thank G-d when our bellies are full. Is that the commandment for Birkat HaMazon (Grace After Meals). Is that right? Where can I find that verse and any other to support this? (English, please.) Reply

Menachem Posner for Chabad.org December 31, 2009

To Suzy: Click here to access a PDF of the Hebrew/English version. Reply

Suzy Sheffield December 30, 2009

I second the comment by Clare; Hebrew text please! Also, does anyone know where I could purchase a little card or something with the after brachot on it, to keep in my purse? Reply

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