Students Explain the HaMotzi Customs

This short, humorous video, created by students at Makor of Hebrew College, describes several customs pertaining to the HaMotzi ritual performed on Shabbat. The students not only explain the various customs, but also provide a live demonstration of the overall ritual in order to gain a better understanding of how Bircat HaMotzi is performed. Perfect for children, the video ends with the recitation of the blessing over the bread, complete with the text of the Hebrew blessing and English transliteration. Makor is the middle school of Hebrew College, a pluralistic college for Jewish Studies located in Newton Center, Massachusetts.