Blessing over the Challah Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melekh ha’olam, hamotzi lekhem min ha’aretz. Blessed are you Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe, who causes bread to come forth from the earth.
By: Meg Adler. At Camp Tawonga, the Motzi is a blessing we say before eating any meal – technically one that includes bread – and is a staple in the Dining Hall. It’s a short little blessing but has a lot of meaning . Here is a quick 101 on this Jewish expression of gratitude: To start, listen to the Motzi .
On Eating ( bread ): Blessed are You, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe Who brings forth bread from the earth .
Berakah, also spelled Berakha, orBerachah ( Hebrew : “ blessing ”), plural Berakoth, Berakot, Berachoth, orBerachot, in Judaism, a benediction (expression of praise or thanks directed to God) that is recited at specific points of the synagogue liturgy, during private prayer, or on other occasions (e.g., before performing a 4 дня назад
Myrna’s original recipe calls for all-purpose flour , and you can substitute that here. But I find bread flour gives the challah a nice chew without making it tough, and also helps the braided loaf maintain its shape after baking.
In the most common shape of challah , the braided strands form 12 “humps,” which are said to represent the 12 ceremonial loaves (shewbread) kept in the Temple in Jerusalem for the 12 tribes of Israel.
You hallow us with Your commandments and command us to kindle the lights of Shabbat . Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’zivanu l’hadlik ner shel Shabbat . For Both: Y’varechecha Adonai V’yish’m’recha. Ya’er Adonai panav eilecha vichuneka.
The earliest written source for this custom is the sefer Ohev Yisrael by Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel , the Apter Rav, written in the 1800s. He calls schlissel challah “an ancient custom,” and offers several kabbalistic interpretations.
Elohim , singular Eloah, (Hebrew: God), the God of Israel in the Old Testament. When referring to Yahweh, elohim very often is accompanied by the article ha-, to mean , in combination, “the God,” and sometimes with a further identification Elohim ḥayyim, meaning “the living God.”
Eloheinu : the plural 1st person possessive of אֱלֹהִים Elohim, meaning “our God”. Adonai is our God! Adonai is One!” and, “Hear, O Israel! Adonai is our God – Adonai alone.”