Shabbat Morning Worship Services: Blessings for Reading the Torah

Common Prayers for Shabbat Morning
Havu Godel l’Eloheinu ut’nu chavod laTorah.

Havu Godel l’Eloheinu
ut’nu chavod laTorah.

Let us declare the greatness of our God and give honor to the Torah.

Blessing before the reading of the Torah

The person who is called to the Torah (Oleh/Olah) says:

Bar'chu et Adonai ham’vorach.

Bless Adonai who is blessed.

Congregation responds:

Baruch Adonai ham’vorach l’olam va-ed.

Blessed is Adonai who is blessed now and forever.

The Oleh/Olah then says:

Baruch Adonai ham’vorach l’olam va-ed.
Baruch atah, Adonai
Eloheinu, Melech haolam,
asher bachar banu mikol haamim,
v’natan lanu et Torato.
Baruch atah, Adonai, notein haTorah.

Blessed is Adonai who is blessed now and forever.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who has chosen us from
among the peoples, and given us the Torah. Blessed are You, Adonai, who gives the Torah.

Blessing after reading Torah

When the reading concludes, the Oleh/Olah says:

Baruch atah, Adonai
Eloheinu, Melech haolam,
asher natan lanu Torat emet,
v’chayei olam nata b’tocheinu.
Baruch atah, Adonai, notein haTorah.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe,
who has given us a Torah of truth, implanting within us eternal life.
Blessed are You, Adonai, who gives the Torah.

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