A prayer for the new school year

Categories: Upcoming EventsPublished On: 8 de agosto de 2022

Millions of children are starting classes these days. Here is a prayer for them and their teachers as it appears in the new Reform Siddur (2020). 


We wish all our teachers and students a great year of learning!

מִי שֶׁחוֹנֵן לְאָדָם דַּעַת

וּמְלַמֵּד לֶאֱנוֹשׁ בִּינָה

הוּא יִתֵּן בְּלִבְּכֶם חָכְמָה תְּבוּנָה וְדֵעָה.

יִפְקַח אֶת עֵינֵיכֶם לְגִלּוּי חָדָשׁ בְּכׇל יוֹם,

לְיָפְיוֹ שֶׁל עוֹלָם,

לְעָצְמָתָהּ שֶׁל הַבְּרִיאָה,

לִפְעִימָתוֹ שֶׁל הַלֵּב,

וּלְכֹחוֹ שֶׁל הַחֶסֶד.

May the One who grants knowledge to humans

and teaches understanding to people

to place in their hearts wisdom, intelligence, and knowledge.

May the One open your eyes to a new revelation each day,

to the beauty of the world,

to the power of creation,

to the beating of the heart,

and to the potential of lovingkindness.

יְבָרְכְכֶם יהוה וְיִשְׁמָרְכֶם.

יָאֵר יהוה פָּנָיו אֲלֵיכֶם וִיחֻנּכֶם.

יִשָּׂא יהוה פָּנָיו אֲלֵיכֶם וְיָשֵׂם לָכֶם שָׁלוֹם.

May Adonai bless them and protect them

May Adonai shine Their face towards them and be gracious to them

May Adonai lift Their face towards them and grant them peace.

הַמַּלְאָךְ הַגֹּאֵל אֹתִי מִכׇּל רָע

יְבָרֵךְ אֶת הַנְּעָרִים וְהַנְּעָרוֹת

וְיִקָּרֵא בָהֶם שְׁמִי

וְשֵׁם אֲבֹתַי וְאִמּוֹתַי

אַבְרָהָם וְשָׂרָה יִצְחָק וְרִבְקָה

וְיִדְגּוּ לָרֹב בְּקֶרֶב הָאָרֶץ׃

May the angel who redeemed me from all evil

Bless the young people

And may my name be recalled in them,

and the name of my ancestors

Avraham and Sarah, Yitsḥaq and Rivqah

And may they grow into a multitude throughout the earth.