Blessings Whether you’re looking for a refresher or coming to Jewish blessings for the first time, our Blessings resources are great for you and your family. Most blessings are specific to a holiday, and are organized on this page with other blessings used for the same holiday. Other blessings are specific to times or places and are grouped similarly. If there is a resource you would like, please do not hesitate to ask us for it! Shabbat It is customary to light the candles, have a sip of wine and eat challah bread on Friday nights. These videos will help you (re)learn the words: Blessing Over the Shabbat Candles Blessing Over the Wine Blessing Over the Bread The Shabbat evening blessings are also available as audio files with a handy PDF download. Havdalah Havdalah, the ceremony marking the end of Shabbat on Saturday nights, includes its own set of blessings, available as audio files with a handy PDF download of the words. You might also find our Shabbat and Havdalah Resource Page helpful. Hanukkah Lighting the Hanukkah candles and saying the blessings is an easy activity that the whole family can participate in. Our video can show you how. Autumn Holidays It is customary to say these blessings at home, in the evening, just as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur start. Rosh Hashanah Blessings Yom Kippur Blessings And the Sukkot blessings are said in the sukkah! At-home rituals for the holidays, complete with audio of each blessing. Conversion Blessings for Immersion in the Mikveh for Conversion Hebrew, English, transliteration, and audio for each of the blessings customarily said when dunking in the mikveh for the purpose of conversion to Judaism. Other Times Judaism offers many opportunities to pause, reflect and give thanks for special moments and experiences. Our Blessings For All Occasions continues to grow! There’s an increasing need for new, innovative rituals to affirm and mark our lives. New job? Graduation? Becoming a grandparent? Sure! See these and more in New Jewish Life Cycle and Transition Rituals. Shema The Shema is a declaration of Judaism’s monotheism, recited especially in the morning and evening. This video brings together the Hebrew, translation and pronunciation of the Shema. For more on the Shema, including its roll as a bedtime ritual for kids, check out our booklet, Goodnight, Sleep Tight: Bedtime Rituals. Mezuzah While the word might not be known, many people have seen "boxes" — small, slender boxes or tubes — on doorposts of homes. To help you affix your own mezuzah, we have instructions and blessings: Video showing you where to place a mezuzah and which blessings to say. Audio of the blessings, with a PDF download of the instructions. See Also… Jewish Time, explaining why and how we can say blessings. The Seven Blessings, provided here with explanations, samples and alternatives, are a key part of traditional Jewish weddings. Our Booklets for People in Interfaith Relationships include blessings for the holidays and life cycle rituals. Our YouTube videos demonstrating, teaching and explaining blessings and prayers.