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The Most Important Shabbat Songs and Blessings for Your Family to Know


Welcome, Kvellers! Whether you’ve landed here from The Kveller Shabbat Guide, or you arrived here thanks to the magic of the internet, we’re glad you’re here.

The idea of Shabbat is to take a break from ordinary life and focus on family, community, and spiritual growth. Yes, amid juggling our families and our jobs, that may feel easier said than done — but we’re here to help make honoring this day apart as simple as possible.

One of the ways we mark Shabbat is through songs and blessings. If you are not familiar with them — or you just need a refresher — that’s why we’re here! Following are links to videos of the most important Shabbat blessings that you’ll ever need to now, followed by some classic Shabbat songs.

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Shabbat Blessings to Know:

Hadlakat Nerot — Blessing Over The Candles


Birkat HaBanim Vehabanot — Blessing Our Children


Kiddush Sanctification of Shabbat Over Wine


Netilat Yadayim Washing the Hands


Ha-Motzi — Blessing Over The Bread


Birkat Hamazon — Grace After Meals


Kiddush RabbahSanctifying the Wine


Seudah Shilshit The Third Meal




Shabbat Songs to Know:

Shalom Aleichem 


Hineh MaTov


Oseh Shalom

Oseh Shalom lyrics video: Learn the words to the Jewish prayer for peace


Ma Yafeh Hayom


Lecha Dodi


Kol Ha’Neshama 


Yah Ribon Olam” 


Yedid Nefesh


Eliyahu Hanavi


Sh’vua Tov

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