Daily Blessings: For Foods

Blessings recited before eating foods of different types

For bread:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech haolam, hamotzi lechem min ha-aretz.

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, who causes bread to come forth from the earth.

 

For wine or grape juice:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech haolam, borei p'ri hagafen.

 

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.

For cereals and pastry, such as oatmeal, cakes, cookies, and all foods other than bread that are prepared from wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt, and rice:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech haolam, borei minei m'zonot.

 

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, who creates many kinds of food.

 

For fruits that grow on trees:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech haolam, borei p'ri ha-etz.

 

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, who creates the fruit of the tree.

 

For vegetables and fruits that grow in the soil, such as broccoli, peanuts, tomatoes, etc.:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech haolam, borei p'ri ha-adama.

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, who creates the fruit of the earth.

 

For all foods not covered by other blessings. Includes fish, eggs, cheese, water, milk, fruit juices, soft drinks, beer, and liquor:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech haolam, shehakol nih'yeh bid'varo.

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, by whose word all things come into being.

 

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