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Religion => Indian-Jewish Customs => Topic started by: Jessica on February 01, 2007, 05:51:22 AM

Title: shabbat blessings
Post by: Jessica on February 01, 2007, 05:51:22 AM
My daughters Bat Mitsvah is approaching and our Rabbi - of a US Conservative synagogue suggested that we could add in some prays from Beni-Israel community of my mother if I knew any. I'm afraid I don't know that much but do remember when I was in India on Friday along with the candle lighting and bread there was a blessing to go along with dates and bananas - I was told it was to have a fruit  from a plant that lives long and one from a plant with a short life. Does anyone know what this blessing is?

Thank you

Title: Re: shabbat blessings
Post by: jewish_me on February 01, 2007, 11:06:40 AM
im from israel, from the Beni israel.
first let me wish your daughter for her Bat Mitzva.
Congratulations !!!
the blessing for the dates is : Barock atta h'shem aloheyno melech ha'olam boree peri ha'etz.
the blessing for the banana's is : Barock atta h'ashem aloheyno melech h'olam boree peri h'adama.

i hope, i did help you.
Shabat Shalom.

Title: Re: shabbat blessings
Post by: Jessica on February 02, 2007, 10:16:18 AM
Thank you thats very helpful. My daughter will be the first young woman in my family to make Bat Mitsvah. My mother is Beni- Israel from Karachi though her family originally from Mumbai and I don't think girls took part in that much. If there is any other aspect of Shabbat specific to Beni-Israel I would love to know and include it in our family practice.

Thank you again