Blessings of the Wine


On Erev Shabbat, we like to make this evening special, to separate us from the cares of the world we
deal with daily.  It is the end of the week for which we probably got up much too early. We rushed through
breakfast, into traffic, off to places that want to change us into their perfect model, for their (im)perfect purpose.  
Then we rush home to deal with more. This kind of schedule can "knock the stuffings" right out of the peaceful life
we seek and are meant for. A weekly respite and purposeful time for reflection is the flawless gift from a loving
heavenly Father.  It is the time to remind us of who made us, to take stock of who we are today and evaluate if we
are in his perfect will... or are we sacrificing his plan for us in his permissive will?

A special cup, challis or wine glass is used from week to week in the blessing of the fruit of the vine.  Usually, Dad
says the blessing, but a son or anyone else might say it for him.  It is your personal decision to use wine or juice in
this blessing.  The purpose is not the form, but the opportunity to connect with past and future blessings from our
Father.  Raise the cup and say:
Some additional Blessings for you:

Blessed are Thou, Lord our God, King of the universe,
Who has sanctified us by His commandments and has loved us.

His holy Shabbat He has lovingly and graciously bestowed upon us, recalling the creation of the world.

It is the first of the holy assemblies, a remembrance of the going forth from Egypt.

You have chosen us and hallowed us from among all the peoples.

Blessed are Thou, Lord our God, who hallows the Shabbat.
Hebrew Liturgy:   

Baruch atah Adonai Eloheynu Melech ha'olam,
Boray pri ha'gafen.
English Liturgy:

Blessed are thou, Lord our God, King of the universe,
who creates the fruit of the vine.
Fruit of the Vine
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Congregation T’shuvat Yisrael - Blessing of the Wine
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