Three blessings for your Thanksgiving meal

Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,

Thanksgiving is almost upon us! By now you’ve probably received the newsletter which contains a Thanksgiving prayer by my teacher Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. (It’s an adaptation of the Al Hanisim — “For All the Miracles” — blessing which is added during Chanukah in our daily Amidah prayer, but it makes a fine standalone prayer, too.)

I’d also like to share with you a short Blessing for the Thanksgiving Meal which is my own creation, and sheet music for a very short-and-sweet one-line grace after meals (set to the tune of “O Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary”) which I have posted here before.

Here is a downloadable pdf file called Thanksgiving Trio which contains these three prayers: Reb Zalman’s Thanksgiving prayer, my Thanksgiving meal blessing, and “Brich Rachamana” (the grace after meals variation.) I hope one or more of these will speak to you this Thanksgiving!

ThanksgivingTrio [pdf]

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s