Blessing the Graduate

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From Kolot | Prayer

"The Book of Blessings," published by Marcia Falk in 1996, has become a cherished treasure of modern liturgy. The alternative blessings for daughters and sons that she offers for the Friday-evening tradition can be used for any occastion.

Female

 _______________ (her name), 

 Hayi asher tihyi –                                       
 vahayi beruhah
 ba’asher tihyi.
 

Be who you are –
and may you be blessed
in all that you are. 

Male:

 ________________ (his name),

 Heyeyh asher tihyeh –                                
 veheyeyh baruh
 ba’asher tihyeh.

Be who you are –
and may you be blessed
in all that you are. 

From The Book of Blessings (Boston: Beacon Press), copyright 1996 by Marcia Lee Falk