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Erusin — Betrothal

By Rabbi James I. Greene and Jennifer S. Corman

ברכת ארוסין

ברוך אתה יהוה אלהינו מלך העולם בוראי פרי הגפן

נברך את עין החיים אלהינו רוח העולם אשר קדשתנו במצותיה וציותנו על העריות: צירפת אותנו כיצירות ראשונותה של אלהים תחת כנפי השכינה ובחינה הרשתה לנו להתחתן על ידי חופה וקידושין:

ברוכה את יה מקדשת עמה ישראל על ידי חופה וקידושין

Blessed are you, FOUNT OF LIFE, our Sovereign, Ruler of all the Worlds, Creator of the fruit of the vine.

Let us bless the Source of Life, Our God, Spirit of the Universe, who has made us holy through Her commandments, and instructed us regarding the sacredness of sexual intimacy. She joined us together like Her first creations under the wings of the Shehinah and through Her grace has permitted us to wed under the huppah and in holiness. 

Blessed are you Yah, who makes Her people Israel holy under the huppah and in sacred marriage.


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