This two-page resource includes a detailed step-by-step guide explaining how to fulfill the ritual washing of the hands and the blessing over challah according to Sephardic tradition, including Hebrew, English and transliterated texts. Whereas according to Ashkenazic tradition, the blessing is simply recited upon washing the hands, Sephardic Jews have a custom of reciting verse 2 of Psalm 134. This resource is from The Shabbat Project, a movement which encourages Jews of all backgrounds and levels of observance to celebrate one Shabbat together each year. To learn more about the hand washing ritual and to hear audio recordings of all of the associated blessings and prayers, visit the HaMotzi page on the Shabbat Project website.
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