Before eating bread, recite the following prayer:

Hebrew Prayer -- Bread
Baruch Atah Adonai, Elohaynu melech ha’olam ha-motzi lechem min ha-aretz.
Praised are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the Universe,

Who brings forth bread from the earth.

Before drinking wine or grape juice, recite the following prayer:

Hebrew Prayer -- Wine
Baruch Atah Adonai Elohaynu Melech Ha’olam borei p-ri ha-gafen.
Praised are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the Universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.

Before eating foods such as cakes and cookies, recite the following prayer:

Hebrew Prayer -- Cookies
Baruch Atah Adonai Elohaynu Melech Ha’olam boray meenay mezonote.
Praised are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the Universe, Who creates various kinds of food.

Before drinking all other food and drink:

Hebrew Prayer -- Food
Baruch Atah Adonai, Elohaynu Melech Ha’olam sheh ha-kol nihyeh bid’varo.
Praised are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the Universe, Whose word brings all things into being.

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Purim March 3-5, 2007

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