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

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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

 

Havdalah

 

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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