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The English and Hebrew texts for the Grace After Meals (birkat hamazon), and the other blessings recited after eating food.

Grace After Meals

Grace After Meals

Thanks to the One Who Provided


"And you shall eat, and be sated, and bless the L-rd your G‑d" (Deuteronomy 8:10). Thus we express our gratitude to the One who "nourishes the entire world with His goodness, with grace, with benevolence and with compassion" (from "Grace After Meals").

Grace After Meals consists of four primary blessings — the first composed by Moses when the manna came down from heaven in the desert, the second by Joshua when the Children of Israel ate from the first harvest after entering the Holy Land, and the third by Kings David and Solomon, and the fourth by the Sages in mishnaic times.

The full "Grace" is recited only after partaking of a meal that includes bread. Shorter versions (Al Hamichyah or Borei Nefashot) are recited after other foods.

Fruit, Cake, Beverages...
The blessings recited after foods other than bread, including cooked or baked foods, the special fruits of Israel and other fruits, and vegetables and drinks.
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