A Blessing For Your Husband

In a Jewish home at the weekly Sabbath meal the father says a blessing over each child, followed by the mother blessing each child, then the husband blesses his wife, and finally the wife says a blessing over her husband. It is beautiful experience even just to watch.

Many of the Jewish wives choose to read Psalm 112 to their husband as a blessing.

Psalm 112

Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands. His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.  Good will comes to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.  Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remembered forever.  He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.  His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes.  He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures forever; his horn will be lifted high in honor. The wicked man will see and be vexed, he will gnash his teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.



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  1. Simply beautiful!! What a blessing on my day! Oh the riches to be mined! And there is a blessing for ALL since Shabbat is celebrated like a wedding, with family and friends around the Shulkhan Aruckh, the Shabbat Table. We are called to remember and to guard (shamor), the Sabbath Day. So we sanctify it with the prayer of holiness to remind us as those redeemed by the Messiah, we are called to reflect His holiness. A blessing is pronounced over the wine and the bread. The fourth commandment is repeated in Deuteronomy 5:12 Shamor et-yom ha’Shabbat l’Kadesho. Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it…(shamor), keep, to guard, protect, watch closely, not only to remember but to guard and protect its sanctity as something of great value. And to fill it with JOY and CELEBRATION! After the Shabbat has ended the Havdalah blessings are recited to mark the departing sacred day and the beginning of the ordinary work week. And often marks the beginning for many discussions of the Scriptures that may last into the wee hours of the morning. Afterall who really wants to leave?

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