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Jan 16

A Primer: Berakhot in the Boker (About Morning Blessings)

Long ago, the early rabbis said ברכות (berakhot – blessings) as they rose, got dressed, and ready for their day. Today, these ברכות are part of a Jewish morning prayer service. We’ve chosen a few of the ברכות to focus on.

How do these ברכות relate to the things you do בבקר (baboker – in the morning)? Ask your children to show you the motions that go with each berakhah, just like the pipe cleaner “guys.”

1. Poke’ach Ivrim – Opening Our Eyes (“Opens the eyes of the blind”)

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם פּוֹקֵחַ עִוְרִים.

2. Mateer Asurim – Stretching (“Releases those who are bound”)

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם מַתִּיר אֲסוּרִים.

3. Zokeif Kefufim  – Standing Up Tall (“Raises those who are bent”)

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם זוֹקֵף כְּפוּפִים.

4. Malbeesh Arumim  – Getting Dressed (“Clothes those who are naked”)

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם מַלְבִּישׁ עֲרֻמִּים.

5. Hanotein Laya’ef Koach – Feeling Strong and Ready for the Day (“Gives strength to the weary”)

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם הַנּוֹתֵן לַיָּעֵף כֹּחַ.

Show your muscles!

6. Hameicheen Mitz’adei Gaver Walking With Confidence (“Strengthens people’s steps”)

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם הַמֵּכִין מִצְעֲדֵי גָבֶר.

 

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