Shabbat Blessings

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. You can also learn more from our Interactive Shabbat Blessings and Interactive Shabbat Blessings for Families:

  • Candles:
  • Family Blessings:
    • For boys:
    • For girls:
    • Continue, for both:
  • Wine:
    • Abbreviated version:
    • Full version:
  • Challah:


Author: 18Doors


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