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Shabbat Blessings

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For those looking for a quick, easy reference to guide them through the Friday night Shabbat blessings, this resource is for you!

Our handy Shabbat Blessings, in an easy-to-print PDF format, includes the blessings over the candles, wine and challah, plus the family blessings, all in Hebrew and transliteration, with traditional and alternative translations as well.

Not sure how to pronounce the Hebrew? Read along, in transliteration or in Hebrew, and listen to each blessing:

  • Candles:

  • Family Blessings:
    • For boys:

    • For girls:

    • Continue, for both:

  • Wine:
    • Abbreviated version:

    • Full version:

  • Challah:


A bread that comes in a few different varieties; its most common variation is a braided egg bread, though there are water challahs that don't have eggs, and there are whole-wheat challahs which sometimes also don't have eggs. It is customary to being Sabbath and holiday meals by saying blessings and eating challah. A language of West Semitic origins, culturally considered to be the language of the Jewish people. Ancient or Classical Hebrew is the language of Jewish prayer or study. Modern Hebrew was developed in the late-19th and early 20th centuries as a revival language; today it is spoken by most Israelis.

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