|The Two-Sided, 4x6 Acrylic Holder with a Combination of both Blessings|
"Food Blessings" and "Al Hamichiya"
The "Food Blessings" on one side and "Al Hamichiya" on the reverse side. Having both sets of blessings at your fingertips is the most practical idea. Comes in a 4x6 hard acrylic holder that sits straight up on the Table Top. (And make a great gift at "Berachot" or "Amen" parties!)
Each category of food has its own special blessing as laid out in a complex structure created by the ancient rabbis of the Talmud. This handy and attractive reference card includes n'kudot, vowels, for easy reading even for beginners learning Hebrew. All categories of foods, as well as the blessing for fragrances, are listed.
"Al Haminchiya" Blessing:
In the book of Deuteronomy God promised the Land of Israel to the Jewish people, describing it as a land flowing with milk and honey, abundant in seven special foods: wheat, barley, figs, grapes, pomegranates, dates, and olives. Whenever we snack on these foods but do not have any bread with them, there is a special blessing said when we are finished eating. It is three to four sentences long, and the person reciting them selects specific phrases to suit the specific food eaten. Snacks of foods other than the seven special foods require a short one-sentence blessing upon completion. This structure of thanking God before and after eating reminds us that even when we are satisfied and no longer in immediate need, we are dependent on His grace. This blessing is available in the Ashkenazi version. The English translation of the prayer may be found in the blessings section of most Jewish prayer books.
The Hebrew word 'Amen' is derived from the same root as the word 'emunah', or faith. We answer 'Amen' to a blessing to audibly confirm our faith in God, our ultimate Provider. A person who answers 'Amen' to another's blessing is considered as if s/he had said the blessing.
This combination blessing art comes in a 4x6 hard acrylic clear frame which stands straight up on your kitchen or dining room table. Even though some may have these blessings memorized, it is best to have the text in front of you when saying it.
Bulk orders can be arranged with or without the acrylic holder. Contact the artist for quotes.