Birkat Hamazon or Birkat Hammazon known in English as the Grace After Meals is a set of Hebrew blessings that Jewish Halakha (“collective body of Jewish. Shir Ha Maalot. Shir ha-maalot, beshuv Adonai et shivat tziyon hayinu ke- cholmim. Az yimalei sechok pinu u-leshoneinu rinah az yomru va. Birkas Hamazon, ברכת המזון, Birchas Hamazon, Prayer After Meals (Bentchen) / Grace, Blessing After Meals. Visit to say Birchas Hamazon.

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Unlike in Conservative or Reform Judaismeven Orthodox authorities who hold that women can form a zimmun maintain that one cannot be formed from a combination of men and women.

Dec 31 23 Tevet Torah Portion. Birkat Hamazon is made up of four blessings. Although the Lyics states burkat women are obligated to say birkat hamazon and that accordingly, three women can constitute a zimmun and lead it Berachot 45blater authorities, such as Maimonides and the Mishnah Berurahheld that women were exempt from leading a zimmun on grounds that women were not generally sufficiently educated to know how.

None of these variations is ever used in practice: Baruch Eloheinu she-achalnu mishelo uve-tuvo chayinu. Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, ha-Eil avinu malkeinu adireinu boreinu go’aleinu borkat kedosheinu kedosh Yaakov, ro’einu ro’eih Yisrael ha-melech ha-tov veha-meitiv la-kol shebechol yom va-yom hu heitiv hu meitiv hu yeitiv lanu. The most widely available is the Ashkenazic.

Birkat Hamazon

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, ha-zan et ha-olam kulo be-tuvo be-chein be-chesed uve-rachamim hu notein lechem le-chol basar, ki le-olam chasdo. The statutory birkat hamazon ends at the end of these four blessings, with the words, al yechasrenu Grace after meals.

According to Halakha when a minimum of three men eat bread as part of a meal together they are obligated to form a mezuman a “prepared gathering” with the addition of a few extra opening words whereby one man “invites” the others to join him in birkat hamazon. This invitation is called a zimmun.

Have mercy, Lord our God, on Israel Your people, on Jerusalem Your city, on Zion the home of your glory, on the kingdom hamzon the house of David, Your anointed one, and on the great and holy house which is called by Your name.


There are several known texts for birkat hamazon. At the conclusion of birkat hamazona further seven special blessings are recited.

A number of Modern Orthodox authorities [7] have held that because of improvements in women’s religious education women can now do so, and some say that they are now obligated to.

Grace After Meals – Text

When those present at the meal form a minyan a quorum of ten adult Jewish men there are further additions to the invitation.

May the Merciful One bring us the day that will be totally Shabbat and rest in everlasting life. And let us witness, Lord our God, the consolation of Zion, Your city, and the building up of Jerusalem, Your holy city, for you are the Lord of redemption, and the Lord of consolation.

At birkaat hamazon concluding the celebratory meal of a brit milah ritual circumcisionadditional introductory lines, known as Nodeh Leshimchaare added at the beginning and special ha-Rachaman prayers are inserted. If one forgets Retzei or ya’aleh ve-Yavoone inserts a short blessing before the fourth blessing.

Birkas Hamazon – ברכת המזון (Bentching) – Grace After Meals –

May the Lord give strength to His people May the Lord bless his people with peace. We thank You, Lord our God, for having given the heritage to our fathers of a lovely, fine and spacious land, and for having brought us out, Lord our God, from Egypt, and for rescuing us from slavery, and also for Your covenant which You sealed in our flesh, as well as for Your Torah which You taught us, and Your laws of which You told us, and for the life, grace and kindness You have granted us, and for the food which You supply and provide for us constantly, every day, all the time, and at every hour.

Baruch ha-gever asher yivtach ba’Adonai ve-hayah Adonai mivtacho. Views Read Edit View history.

Birkat Hamazon – Wikipedia

May the name of the Lord be blessed from now and forever more. A Match Made in Heaven.

Bireshut — maranan ve-rabanan ve-rabotai, nevareich If there are ten men present add: Most Popular In Shabbat. Retrieved 17 April Haloch yeileich u’vachoh nosei meshech ha-zara, bo yavo ve-rinah nosei alumotav. With permission of the distinguished people present, Let us bless Him If there are 10 men present add: Top Jewish Stories of According to the one opinion in the Talmud Berakhot 49bthere are special versions of the zimmun if birkat hamazon is said by at least one hundred, one thousand or ten thousand seated at one meal.


A minority of Modern Orthodox authorities, citing earlier authorities including Meiri, Sefer HaMeorot and the Shiltei HaGibborim, also hold that 10 women can or should constitute a minyan for purposes of saying Zimmun B’Shem for birkat hamazon. Towards a More Fruity Existence. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Retrieved 16 August It is customary for the person leading the zimmun to recite the blessings over a cup of wine called the kos shel beracha cup of blessing.

Birkat Hamazon is recited after consuming a meal eaten with bread. Ha-zorim be-dimah be-rinah yiktzoru. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When the Lord brought Zion out of captivity, we were like people in a dream. I was young and I have become old, and yet I never overlooked a deserving man who was destitute, with his children begging for bread.

Your email address is kept private. And may You build up Jerusalem, the holy city, rapidly in our lifetimes. Ve-al ha-kol Adonai Eloheinu anachnu modim lach u-mevarchim otach yitbarach shimcha be fi kol chai tamid le-olam va-ed. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Ha-rachaman hu yezakeinu liymot ha-moshiach ule-chayei ha-olam ha-ba.

Shir Ha Maalot Shir ha-maalot, beshuv Adonai et shivat tziyon hayinu ke-cholmim. Such authorities disagree, however, on the appropriateness of women leading a zimmun in the presence of men or of three men.

Orach Chayim – Shacharit Preparation Birkot hashachar Akeida Offerings. After these four blessings, there is a series of short prayers, each beginning with the word Harachaman the Merciful Onewhich ask for God’s compassion.