Study and Theory/
Sabbath

Comparison of Blessings

Blessing from the Siddur

Blessed are you G-d, our Lord

King of the Universe, who sanctified

us with his commandments and desired us,

and His hallowed Shabbat he gave us with love

as an inheritance, a remembrance

for the works of creation,

The first of the holy festivals,

a remembrance for the exodus of Egypt.

Since you have chosen us

and sanctified us from among the nations,

and your holy Shabbat you have given us with love.

Blessed are you G-d,

who hallows the Shabbat.

 

Reconstructionist Version

Blessed are you G-d our Lord

King of the universe, who hallowed

us with his commandments and desired us

and His holy Shabbat with love and will

he has given us as an inheritance,

a remembrance of the works of creation:

Since it is a the first of the holy festivals,

a remembrance the exodus of Egypt:

since you called onto us

and hallowed us with your service

and your holy day of Shabbat

you have given us as an inheritance

with love and will.

Blessed are you G-d,

who hallows the Shabbat.

 

The Version of the Ari

Blessed are you G-d our Lord

King of the universe,

who sanctified us with his commandments and desired us

and His holy Shabbat, with love and will

He has given us as an inheritance,

a remembrance of the work of creation.

The first of the holy festivals,

a remembrance of the exodus of Egypt.

And the holy Shabbat, with love and desire

you have given us as an inheritance:

Blessed are you, G-d,

who hallows the Shabbat.

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