Humanistic Blessings

Humanistic Blessings: Candle, Wine and Breaking Bread Blessing and Chanukah Candle Blessing

Candle, Wine and Breaking Bread Hamotze

Candle Lighting
Baruch ha-or sheh-b'chol eh-chod.
Blessed is the light in each of us.

Baruch ha-or b'olam.
Blessed is the light that brings joy into the world.

Baruch ha-or ha-atid.
Blessed is the light of the future.

Kiddush
B'rucha ha-a-retz, b'rucha ha-she-mesh, ba-ruch ha-ge-shem.
Blessed be the earth, the sun, and the rain.

Ha-bo-reem p'ree ha-ga-fen.
Which bring forth the fruit of the vine.

Hamotzie
Baruch amal kapainu.
Blessed is the work of our hands.

Baruch chazon sheh-b'chol echod.
Blessed is the vision of our minds.

Baruch le-chem ha-a-retz.
Blessed is the bread of the earth.

 

Chanukah

NA-EH HA-OR
(by Sherwin Wine)

Na-ey ha-or ba-ah-dam
Na-ey ha-or mee-khol ko-kha-veem
Na-ey ha-or mee-khol o-la-meem
Na-ey ha-or bah-ah-dam.

Marvelous is the light within us.
More wonderful than all the stars,
More wonderful than all the galaxies.
Marvelous is the light within us.
 

BA-RUKH HA-OR

Ba-rukh ha-or ba-o-lam
Ba-rukh ha-or ba-a-dam
Ba-rukh ha-or ba Chanukah

Radiant is the light of the world
Radiant is the light of humanity
Radiant is the light of Chanukah