A Father’s Original Melody for the Blessing Over the Children

This video features Yerachmiel ben Yoseph singing his original, solemn melody for the blessing over the children. Although this English song is based on the traditional Hebrew text of the blessing, there are some alterations, including invoking the names of the biblical Patriarchs instead of Ephraim and Menashe and alternating between masculine and feminine pronouns when referring to God. Although the musician originally wrote this song for the “brit hanerot” birth ceremony for his first born daughter, it can be sung as part of the Friday night rituals, or at any other special milestone in a child’s life.