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Whenever we benefit from G-d's bounty, we verbalize our thanks. From witnessing natural phenomena, to personal milestones, there is a blessing for every occasion.

Blessings for Various Occasions

Blessings for Various Occasions

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The Talmud and Code of Jewish Law discuss various natural phenomena that require special blessings.
The blessing helps bring into focus how the forces of nature are all truly from G‑d and expressions of His majesty.
Here is a short but powerful prayer that you should say before undergoing a medical procedure or taking medicine.
When a hurricane hits, we pray that everyone should be safe and secure, dry and warm. But there is more as well.
Birkat HaGomel
The blessing of thanksgiving recited when one is saved from tragedy with its attendant laws and particulars
During the month of Nissan, when one sees a blossoming fruit tree, we make a blessing thanking G‑d for giving us trees that grow fruit.
Thunder, fragrances, travelers & more
Besides the basic daily blessings—e.g., for eating or drinking, and those that are part of the prayers—there are a variety of other blessings recited on different occasions.
The Once in 28 Years Mitzvah
Birkat Hachamah (Blessing on the Sun): The existence of nearly all life on Earth is fueled by light from the sun. Some may call this phenomenon nature. We will gather on April 8th, 2009, and declare otherwise.