Rosh Hashanah Blessings

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For those looking for a quick, easy reference to guide them through the home Rosh Hashanah ritual blessings, this resource is for you!

Our handy Rosh Hashanah Blessings, in an easy-to-print PDF format, includes the customary prayers said before the erev Rosh Hashanah (first evening of Rosh Hashanah) meal, all in Hebrew and transliteration, with traditional and alternative translations as well.

Not sure how to pronounce the Hebrew? Read along, in transliteration or in Hebrew, and listen to each blessing:

  • When Rosh Hashanah starts on a Friday evening (Shabbat), say this version of the blessing over the candles:

    When Rosh Hashanah starts on any other night of the week, we don’t reference Shabbat in the blessing. This version of the blessing over the candles is said:

  • Wine:

  • Holiday:

  • Challah:

  • Apples: