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Haftarah Blessings


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Haftarah is a reading from the prophets that follows the weekly Torah portion (parashah). Typically, the haftarah is thematically linked to the parashah that precedes it. Chanting the haftarah is a special rite of passage for b’nei mitzvah as part of their ceremony.


BLESSING BEFORE THE HAFTARAH
Baruch ata, Adonai, Eloheinu, Melech haolam, asher bachar bin’vi-im tovim, v’ratzah v’divreihem hane-emarim be-emet. Baruch ata, Adonai, habocher baTorah uv’Moshe avdo, uv’Yisrael amo, uvin’vi-ei ha-emet vatzedek.

Praise to You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who has chosen faithful prophets to speak words of truth. Praise to You, Adonai, for the revelation of Torah, for Your servant Moses, for Your people Israel and for prophets of truth and righteousness.


 
BLESSING AFTER THE HAFTARAH

Baruch ata, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, tzur kol haolamim, tzaddik b’chol hadorot, HaEl hane-eman, haomeir v’oseh, ham’dabeir um’kayeim, shekol d’varav emet vatzedek. Al haTorah, v’al haavodah, v’al han’vi-im, v’al yom HaShabbat hazeh, shenatata lanu Adonai Eloheinu, anachnu modim lach, um’var’chim otach, yitbarach shimcha b’fi kol chai tamid l’olam va-ed. Baruch ata, Adonai, m’kadeish HaShabbat.

Praise to You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, Rock of all creation, Righteous One of all generations, the faithful God whose word is deed, whose every command is just and true. For the Torah, for the privilege of worship, for the prophets, and for this Shabbat that You, Adonai our God, have given us for holiness and rest, for honor and glory: we thank and bless You. May Your name be blessed for ever by every living being. Praise to You, Adonai, for the Sabbath and its holiness.




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