To conclude the meal, we offer various verses of thanks that make up the birkat hamazon, the blessing after the meal. On Shabbat, one might add a few extra prayers for the special occasion. Join Cantor Reisner as she sings the blessings after meals.
After a spirited and joyful meal, we don't simply rush away from the table to enjoy the rest of Shabbat night. It's a time to pause, give thanks, and show appreciation for the food we were fortunate to enjoy. Learn why we say blessings after the meal with Rabbi Solmsen.
We are grateful for the food we are about to receive, and first on the menu is challah! Before we eat, we say the short but meaningful blessing over bread. Sing along with Cantor Davis as she shows us how to say hamotzi.