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Sheva Brachot

Sheva Brachot

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1. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ אֱלֹהֵ-ינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָּפֶן.

2. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ אֱלֹהֵ-ינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁהַכֹּל בָּרָא לִכְבוֹדוֹ.

3. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ אֱלֹהֵ-ינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, יוֹצֵר הָאָדָם.

4. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ אֱלֹהֵ-ינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר יָצַר אֶת הָאָדָם בְּצַלְמוֹ, בְּצֶלֶם דְּמוּת תַּבְנִיתוֹ, וְהִתְקִין לוֹ מִמֶּנּוּ בִּנְיַן עֲדֵי עַד: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ, יוֹצֵר הָאָדָם.

5. שׂוֹשׂ תָּשִׂישׂ וְתָגֵל הָעֲקָרָה, בְּקִבּוּץ בָּנֶיהָ לְתוֹכָהּ בְּשִׂמְחָה: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ, מְשַׂמֵּחַ צִיּוֹן בְּבָנֶיהָ.

6. שַׂמַּח תְּשַׂמַּח רֵעִים הָאֲהוּבִים, כְּשַׂמֵּחֲךָ יְצִירְךָ בְּגַן עֵֽדֶן מִקֶּֽדֶם: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ, מְשַׂמֵּֽחַ חָתָן וְכַלָּה.

7. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ אֱלֹהֵ-ינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר בָּרָא שָׂשׂוֹן וְשִׂמְחָה, חָתָן וְכַלָּה, גִּילָה רִנָּה דִּיצָה וְחֶדְוָה, אַהֲבָה וְאַחֲוָה שָׁלוֹם וְרֵעוּת, מְהֵרָה יְ-יָ אֱלֹהֵ-ינוּ יִשָּׁמַע בְּעָרֵי יְהוּדָה וּבְחוּצוֹת יְרוּשָׁלָיִם, קוֹל שָׂשׂוֹן וְקוֹל שִׂמְחָה, קוֹל חָתָן וְקוֹל כַּלָּה, קוֹל מִצְהֲלוֹת חֲתָנִים מֵחֻפָּתָם, וּנְעָרִים מִמִּשְׁתֵּה נְגִינָתָם: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ, מְשַׂמֵּחַ חָתָן עִם הַכַּלָּה.

  1. Blessed are You, L-rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.
  2. Blessed are You, L-rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has created all things for His glory.
  3. Blessed are You, L-rd our G‑d, King of the universe, Creator of man.
  4. Blessed are You, L-rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who created man in His image, in the image [of His] likeness [He fashioned] his form, and prepared for him from his own self an everlasting edifice. Blessed are You L-rd, Creator of man.
  5. May the barren one [Jerusalem] rejoice and be happy at the ingathering of her children to her midst in joy. Blessed are You L-rd, who gladdens Zion with her children.
  6. Grant abundant joy to these loving friends, as You bestowed gladness upon Your created being in the Garden of Eden of old. Blessed are You L-rd, who gladdens the groom and bride.
  7. Blessed are You, L-rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who created joy and happiness, groom and bride, gladness, jubilation, cheer and delight, love, friendship, harmony and fellowship. L-rd our G‑d, let there speedily be heard in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem the sound of joy and the sound of happiness, the sound of a groom and the sound of a bride, the sound of exultation of grooms from under their chupah, and youths from their joyous banquets. Blessed are You L-rd, who gladdens the groom with the bride.

In many communities, it is customary to insert the following hymn in the leader's introduction to the Grace after Meals:

דְּוַי הָסֵר וְגַם חָרוֹן וְאָז אִלֵּם בְּשִיר יָרוֹן. נְחֵנוּ בְּמַעְגְלֵי צֶדֶק, שְׁעֵה בִּרְכַּת בְּנֵי יְשׁוּרוּן (בְּנֵי אַהַרוֹן).

Remove distress, and also wrath,
Then the dumb will burst forth in song;
He shall lead us in straight paths,
Accepting the blessing of the children of Jeshurun [Aaron].

Text courtesy of Kehot Publication Society.
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Discussion (5)
January 20, 2016
Who should read it?
Our rabbi suggested we get our family involved, if we want. The family members we've chosen will read a bracha each. How do we decide who reads what? what is the significance of each bracha/who should it be tied to?
Anonymous
NY
September 13, 2015
Is there a special version of Sheva Brachot under the Chuppah for Chabad? Or is it the same as the typical Ashkenazi version?
Anonymous
Chashmonaim
November 3, 2013
How do the Shevah Brachot relate to the wedding?
Anonymous
January 26, 2010
RE: Order of Blessing
Good question. The answer is that the blessing over the wine is both the first and the last of the blessings. You see, when the blessings are recited under the chupah, the blessing over the wine is recited before the other six blessings. However, when the blessings are said after the Grace After Meals at a (post)wedding feast, the blessing over the wine is recited last.
Menachem Posner for Chabad.org
January 25, 2010
Order of Blessing
Why is the blessing "Boreh pre ha'gafen" listed as the first blessing? Isn't it the last blessing recited when doing sheva brachos?
Tzachi
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