Traditional Barech (translation)
A Song of Ascents. When the Lord returned us from exile back to Zion, it was as though we were dreaming. We laughed in joy and sang happy songs. It was said around the world: “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord did great things for us, and we rejoiced. God, restore our captives. We shall be like streams in the Negev. Those who sow in tears shall ultimately reap in joy. Though the farmer bears the measure of seed to the field in sadness, he shall come home with joy, bearing his sheaves.
T’hilat Adonai y’daber pi, vivareich kol basar shem kod’sho l’olam va’ed. Va-anachnu n’varech ya, mei-ata v’ad olam, hal’luya. Hodu la-Adonai ki tov, ki l’olam chasdo. Mi y’maleil g’vurot Adonai, yashmi’a kol t’hilato.
Include parentheses when there is a minayn present.
Friends, let us say grace.
Praised be the name of the Lord now and forever.
Praised be the name of the Lord now and forever. With your permission, let us now bless
(our God) whose food we have eaten.
Blessed be (our God) whose food we have eaten and through whose goodness we live.
Blessed be )our God( whose food we have eaten and through whose goodness we live.
Blessed be He and blessed be His name.
Praised are you, Adonai our God, King of the universe, who nourishes the whole world with grace, kindness and mercy. You provide food to all creatures, for your kindness endures forever.Through this great goodness we have never been in want; may we never be in want of sustenance. God sustains us all, doing good to all, and providing food for all creation. Praised are you, Adonai, who sustains all.
We thank you, Adonai, our God, for having given a beautiful, good, and spacious land to our ancestors as a heritage; for having taken us out from the land of Egypt and redeemed us from the house of slavery; your covenant which you sealed in our flesh; for your Torah which you taught us; for your laws which you have given to us; for the life, grace and kindness you have granted us; and for the food with which you always sustain us.
For everything, Adonai, our God, we thank and praise you. May your name be blessed by all forever, as it is written: “After you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless Adonai, our God for the good land he has given you.” Praised are you, Adonai, for the land and the food.
Have mercy, Adonai our God, on Israel your people, on Jerusalem your city, on Zion the abode of your glory, on the kingdom of the house of David your anointed one, and on the great and holy Temple that bears your name. Our God, our Father, tend and feed us; sustained and support us and relieve us. Speedily, Adonai our God, grant us relief from all our troubles. Lord our God, O make us not rely on the gifts and loans of men but rather on your full, open and generous hand, that we may never be put to shame and disgrace.
Favor us and strengthen us, Lord our God, with your commandments – with the commandment concerning the seventh day, this great and holy Sabbath. This day is great and holy before you to abstain from work and rest on it in love according to your will. In your will, Lord our God, grant us rest so that there be nor sorrow and grief on our day of rest. Let us, Lord our God, live to see Zion your city comforted, Jerusalem your holy city rebuilt, for you art Master of all salvation and consolation.
Our God and God of our fathers, may the remembrance of us, of our fathers, of the anointed son of David your servant, of Jerusalem your holy city, and of all your people the house of Israel, ascend, come, appear, be heard, and be accepted before you for deliverance and good, for grace, kindness and mercy, for life and peace, on this day of the Festival of Matzot. Remember us this day, Lord our God, for goodness; consider us for blessing; save us for life. With a word of salvation and mercy spare us and favor us; have pity on us and save us, for we look to you, for you art a gracious and merciful God and King.
Rebuild Jerusalem the holy city speedily in our days. Praised are you, Adonai, who will rebuild Jerusalem in mercy. Amen.
Praised are you, Adonai our God, king of the universe. Adonai, you are our father, our king and sovereign, our creator, our redeemer, our maker, the holy one of Jacob, the shepherd of Israel, the good king who does good to all and has done good, is doing good, and will do good. You bestow favors on us constantly. You lavish on us kindness and mercy, relief and deliverance, success, blessing, salvation, comfort, sustenance, support mercy, life and peace and all goodness. May you never deprive us of any good thing.
May the Merciful One reign over us forever and ever. May the Merciful One be blessed in heaven and on earth. May the Merciful One be praised for all generations; may He be glorified in us forever and ever; may He be honored in us to all eternity. May the Merciful One grant us an honorable livelihood. May the Merciful One break the yoke from our neck; may He lead us upstanding into our land. May the Merciful One send ample blessing into this house and upon this table at which we have eaten. May the Merciful One send us Elijah the prophet of blessed memory who will bring us good tidings of consolation and comfort.
May the Merciful One bless
for one’s parents:
(my revered father) the master of this house and )my revered mother( the mistress of this house, them, and their household, and their children, and everything that is theirs, for one’s family: me )and my wife/husband/children( and all that is mine for one’s hosts:
our host and our hostess, them, and their household, and their children, and everything that is theirs,
for all others: and all who are seated here, us all together and all our possessions just as He blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, with every blessing. May He bless us all together with a perfect blessing, and let us say, Amen.
May heaven find merit in us that we may enjoy a lasting peace. May we receive blessings from the Lord, justice from the God of our salvation, and may we find favor and good sense in the eyes of God and men.
May the Merciful One cause us to inherit the day which will be all Sabbath and rest in the eternal life.
May the Merciful One cause us to inherit the day of total goodness.
Some add the following blessings:
Harachaman hu y’variech et kol acheinu B’nei Yisrael han’tunim betzarah, v’yotzi’eim mei’afeilah l’orah.
May the Merciful One bless the State of Israel. reishit tz’michat g’u’lateinu.
May the Merciful One bless those who serve in the IDF and watch over them.
May the Merciful One bless this country, and its soldiers, and watch over them.
Harachaman hu yashkiyn shalom Bayn binei Ya’akov u’vnei Yishma’ayl.
May the Merciful One enable us to live in the days of the Messiah and in the world to come.
God is our tower of salvation, showing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendents forever. May he who creates peace in his heavenly heights, may he grant peace for us, all Israel; and and all humanity, and we can say, Amen.
Revere the Lord, you his holy ones for those who revere him suffer no want. Lions may be famishing and starving, but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his kindness endures forever. You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose trust is in the Lord. I have been young and now I am old, but never have I seen the righteous man forsaken, nor his children wanting bread. The Lord will give strength to his people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.