Birkat Hamazon, Meein Shalosh, Boreh Nefashot & Bracha Achrona: Nusach Ashkenaz, Sefarad, Edot Hamizrach & Teiman – provided for the public benefit. Learn how to sing the blessings for grace after meals. 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.

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At later meals, or on Rosh Chodesh or Chol Hamoednothing need be done. Some practice it as a binding halachahothers as an optional custom, and others do not practice it at all.

There is therefore no blessing said for this washing. If this is also forgotten, then at the first two meals of Shabbat and major holidays with the possible exception of the Rosh Hashanah day mealone must repeat the entire Birkat Hamazon.

This invitation is called a zimmun. Additional sections are added on special occasions. Bircnas 16 August According to Halakha when a minimum of three men eat bread as part of a meal together they are obligated to form a hmaazon a “prepared gathering” with the addition of a few extra opening words whereby one man “invites” the others to join him in birkat hamazon.

Birkat Hamazon is recited after consuming a meal eaten with bread. Views Read Edit View history. At birkat 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.


Although the Talmud states that women are obligated to say birkat hamazon and that accordingly, three bircha 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.

This is frequently followed by reciting four further lines of four other Psalms, There are also SephardicYemenite and Italian versions. It bichas the birchae essential blessings in a somewhat shortened form, with fewer preliminaries and additions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. None of these variations is ever used in practice: The Talmud relates that at the time of the Resurrection of the Deada special feast will take place.

Birkat Hamazon – Wikipedia

Wikisource has original text related to this article: If one forgets al ha-Nissimone does not repeat Birkat Hamazon, although one recites a special Harachaman toward the very end, followed by the paragraph Bimeiwhich describes the respective holidays. Birkat hamazon is typically read to oneself after ordinary meals hamazom often sung aloud on special occasions such as the Shabbat and festivals.

This psalm describes the reactions of the Jews in exile as would have been expressed during the Babylonian captivity See Mishna Berura quoting gamazon Shelah. The statutory birkat hamazon ends at the end of these four blessings, with the words, al yechasrenu Grace after meals.

According to the Mishnah Berurahthis does not fulfill the terms of the obligation hamszon all; but according to the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch List of Jewish hamazom and blessings. Retrieved from ” https: Birkot hashachar Akeida Offerings.

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.


The most widely available is the Ashkenazic. At a Passover Sederthe cup of blessing is drunk by everyone present, and functions as the “Third Cup”. This practice is called mayim acharonim final waters.

A special ritual dispenser can be used to dispense the water, [10] but does not need to be.

Sapphire from the Land of Israel: Archived from the original on 2 April The scriptural source for the requirement to hamqzon birkat hamazon is Deuteronomy 8: Psalm 27 Avinu Malkeinu Selichot. Retrieved 17 April Among those who do practice mayim acharonimthe majority simply pour a small amount of water over their finger tips.

Birkat Hamazon

This article needs additional citations for verification. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The first three blessings are regarded as required by scriptural law:. 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.

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.