While learning about the Passover, we have decided to learn a few Hebrew prayers! I absolutely LOVE the sound of the Hebrew language and am practicing lots to try to get the "ch" sound down pat...lol I have a nasty speech impediment and can not do foreign languages very well...LOL mind you I speak English quite fine, the "speech impediment" is only present when trying to roll my "r's" or making the "ch" sound as in "bach"...sigh...Anyhow, the first prayer we are learning is this one.
Before our meals:
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha'olam,
hamotzi lechem min ha'aretz.
Which means, Thank You, God, for the blessing of bread and for the meal we will now enjoy together.
After our meals:
We are also learning this one.
Baruch Atah Adonai, hazan et hakol.
Which means, Thank You, God, Who provides our food. Help us to share what we have, and to care for those who are hungry.
Now I'm no scholar, and I'm confused as to how such a short sentence in Hebrew can say all of that in English..sigh. Perhaps, the English translation is the general gist of what the Hebrew words say...I WILL learn Hebrew...sigh...it's just very slow going!
I'm now off to youtube to find some of these prayers and see if they are in song format as we memorize better in song! lol