Sheva Brachot

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Tags: LGBTIQ, sheva brakhot, same-sex wedding

By Orrin Wolpert | Ritual Component

 

1 Blessed is the Lord our God, Ruler of the
universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.

2 Blessed is the Lord our God, Ruler of the
universe, for creating all things in Your glory.

3 Blessed is the Lord our God, Ruler of the
universe, who gives life to every human being.

4 Blessed is the Lord our God, Ruler of the
universe, who made us in Your image, to live,
love and perpetuate life. Blessed is the Lord our
God, who gives life to every being.

5 May Zion rejoice as her children are restored to
her in joy. Blessed is the Lord our God, who
causes Zion to rejoice in her children.

6 Grant perfect joy to these loving companions,
as You did in the beginning for Your creatures in
the Garden of Eden. Blessed is the Lord our God,
who grants the joy of loving companions.

7 Blessed is the Lord our God, Ruler of the
universe, who created joy and gladness, lover
and friend, mirth, song, delight and rejoicing,
love and harmony, peace and friendship. O,
Lord, our God, may there always be heard in the
cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem
voices of joy and gladness, voices of lover and
friend, the jubilant voices of those joined in
marriage under the canopy, the voices of young
people feasting and singing.
Blessed is the Lord our God, who causes grooms
to rejoice beneath their chuppah.

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