Blessing of Children

ברכת ילדים

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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.

Some add:
[Viyhi ratzon
milifnei avinu shebashamayim,
sheyiten belibecha
ahavato viyirato,
vetiheye yirat adonai al panecha
kol yemei chayecha.

Veyiten lecha banim uvanot
tzadikim vezadikot
oskim betorah uvamitzvot.]
יְשֲׁמֱֳך אֶלׂהִים
כְּשָׁרָה רִבְקָה רָחֵל וְלֱאָה

יְשֲׁמֵך אֶלׂהִים
כֶּאֶפְרַיִם וְכִמְנָשֶׁה

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

יש אומרים:
[וִיהִי רָצוֹן
מִלִּפְנֵי אָבִינוּ שֶׁבַּשָּׁמַיִם,
שֶׁיִּתֵּן בְּלִבְּךָ
אַהֲבָתוֹ וְיִרְאָתוֹ,
וְתִהְיֶה יִרְאַת יהוה עַל פָּנֶיךָ
כֹּל יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ.

וְיִתֶּן לְךָ בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת
צַדִּיקִים וְצַדִּיקוֹת
עוֹסְקִים בַּתּוֹרָה וּבְמִצְווֹת.]


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

For a boy:
God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh.​
Genes​is 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 countenan​ce upon thee, and give thee peace.
Numbe​rs 6:24-26

Trans​lation source: User-cont​ributed (introduc​tion for a girl), rest is from Jewish Publicati​on Society Bible (1917) (public domain)

Some add:
[And may it be the will of our Father in Heaven to give to your heart, love and awe of God, and may the awe of God be on your face all the days of your life. And may you be given sons and daughters​ who are righteous​ and are occupied with Torah and God's commandme​nts. -User contribut​ed translati​on.]


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


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Description: Wonderful melody (Ashkenaz) composed by Hungarian chazzan Ervin Klein

Description: torah reading with zarka makaf indian style of the pristly blessing


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