Blessing of Children

 
ברכת ילדים


For a girl:
Y'simech Elohim
k-Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, v-Leah

For a boy:
Y'simcha Elohim
k'Ephraim v'chi Menashe

Yeverechecha adonai ve'yishmereicha.
Ya'er adonai panav eileicha vichuneika.
Yisa adonai panav eileicha ve'yasem lecha shalom.
לבת:
יְשֲׁמֱֳך אֶלׂהִים
כְּשָׁרָה רִבְקָה רָחֵל וְלֱאָה

לבן:
יְשֲׁמֵך אֶלׂהִים
כֶּאֶפְרַיִם וְכִמְנָשֶׁה

יְבָרֶכְךָ יהוה וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ:
יָאֵר יהוה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וִיחֻנֶּךָּ:
יִשָּׂא יהוה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹם:

Translation:

For a girl:
May God make you like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah.

For a boy:
God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh.
Genesis 48:20

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee;
The Lord make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

Translation source: User-contributed (introduction for a girl), rest is from Jewish Publication Society Bible (1917) (public domain)

Information:

The tune composed by Ervin Klein and sung by Adam Szanto is used with permission.

Printed from the Zemirot Database