05 November 2015

The Particular Brachot to be Said Upon Mashiach's Arrival*

UPDATE:  Please read this again and keep a printed copy with you at all times.

Rav Kanievsky Shlit"a said to be ready to say the blessings when Mashiach arrives (The Rav has periodically spoken about Mashiach). If Rav Kanievsky Shlit"a happens to be Eliyahu HaNavi, and he announces "who" Mashiach is, the following are the Brachot to be said IY"H  [written in a sequence depending what happens first, second, etc.]

When we first hear from a reliable source the good news of Moshiach’s arrival, we will recite 

  • “Baruch Attah Hashem Elokeinu Melech HaOlam HaTov V’HaMeiteiv.”

When we see the huge throngs of Jews assembled to greet him, which will no doubt number at least 600,000 people, one recites 

  • "Baruch Attah Hashem Elokeinu Melech HaOlam chacham harazim.”

When one sees the rebuilt Beis HaMikdash or rebuilt shullen or Batei Medrash, one recites, 

  • "Baruch Attah Hashem Elokeinu Melech HaOlam matziv gvul almanah.”

When we actually see the Moshiach, we will recite

  • "Baruch Attah Hashem Elokeinu Melech HaOlam She’chalak Mikevodo Li’rei’av."

Immediately after reciting this bracha, we will recite the bracha

  • "Baruch Attah Hashem Elokeinu Melech HaOlam She’chalak Meichachmaso li’rei’av."

And the following Shehechiyanu and Go'el Yisrael: 

*For a deeper explanation of these Brachot, and about Mashiach, visit When Moshiach Comes at Yeshiva.org.il by Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff


Orit Esther Riter said...

I have been posting for years the following brachot to be recited upon greeting Mashiach and hundreds if not more have learned them. Your site tells of others... Can you tell me where was this published initially so I can check and compare to make sure what to say... After all, Mashiach can arrive now... today! B'H :)

1) Baruch Ata Hashem... HaOlam Ga'al Yisrael.
2) Baruch Ata Hashem... HaOlam Sheh'hechiyanu V'keemanu V'hegianu La'zmaan Hazeh
3) Baruch Ata Hashem... HaOlam Sheh'chalak Meh'chochmato Leh'reiav.
4) Baruch Ata Hashem... HaOlam Sheh'chalak Meh'kvodo Leh'reiav.
5) Baruch Ata Hashem... HaOlam Chacham Harazim.

Neshama said...

Orit: Rav Kanievsky said "Go'el" Yisrael, I think because it is immediate, declaring Mashiach the Go'el, and not past tense, as someone told me.

Neshama said...

One must know WHEN to say what Bracha!

Neshama said...

Everyone reading this, print out these Brachot and carry them with you at all times.