ברכת יוצר יצירים | A Blessing for Creating, by Rabbi Adina Allen (Jewish Studio Project)

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בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה׳ מָקוֹר הַחַיִּים
שֶׁבָּרָא אוֹתָנוּ בְּצַלְמוֹ,
וּמַּזְמִין אוֹתָנוּ לְחַדֵּשׁ בְּכָל יוֺם תָּמִיד
מַעֲשֵׂה בְּרֵאשִׁית.
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה׳ יוֺצֵר יְצִירִים׃
Blessed are You, Source of Life
Who created us in Your image[1]Genesis 1:27
and invites us to renew daily, perpetually,
the work of creation.[2]Cf. the prayer following the opening blessing of Shaḥarit: הַמֵּאִיר לָאָרֶץ וְלַדָּרִים עָלֶיהָ בְּרַחֲמִים. וּבְטוּבו מְחַדֵּשׁ בְּכָל יום תָּמִיד מַעֲשה בְרֵאשִׁית. (“The one who illuminates the land and those who dwell upon it with compassion; and in their goodness renews daily, perpetually, the work of Creation.”)
Blessed are You, God, Who created us creative.

“A Blessing for Creating” comes by way of David A.M. Wilensky (with approval by the blessing’s author, Rabbi Adina Allen) who shared a photo on Facebook of a posterboard on which the blessing was written. The poster was made for the first ever Kabbalat Shabbat organized by the Jewish Studio Project, whose mission is “to activate creativity in individuals and communities to reclaim Jewish values, make meaning in our lives and restore hope to the world.” Niqqud (vocalization) added by Aharon Varady.

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  1. Genesis 1:27
  2. Cf. the prayer following the opening blessing of Shaḥarit: הַמֵּאִיר לָאָרֶץ וְלַדָּרִים עָלֶיהָ בְּרַחֲמִים. וּבְטוּבו מְחַדֵּשׁ בְּכָל יום תָּמִיד מַעֲשה בְרֵאשִׁית. (“The one who illuminates the land and those who dwell upon it with compassion; and in their goodness renews daily, perpetually, the work of Creation.”)

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