Ha Motzi

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה
Barukh ata Yahuweh
​Blessed are you o Lord

אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם
Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam
​Our God king of the universe

הַמּוֹצִיא לֶחֶם מִן הָאָרֶץ
hamotzi lehem min ha’aretz
​Who brings forth bread from the earth


The traditional HaMotzi blessing is recited before eating bread (or bread stuffs) and is one of the most frequently said of the Hebrew blessings, used for Shabbat, holidays, and other occasions.

Though followers of Yeshua can regard the traditional blessing as a prophetic of the resurrection of the Messiah (i.e., “bread brought forth from the earth”), a better blessing is to praise Ha-motzi lechem min hashamayim – “the One who brings forth bread from heaven.” Yeshua, after all, is the true bread from heaven (לֶחֶם אֱמֶת מִן־הַשָּׁמָיִם) who is the Bread of Life (John 6:35).


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