Barukh ata Adonai, eloheinu melekh haolam, borei p'ree hagafen.
Blessed art thou Lord, our G-d, ruler of the world, creator of the fruit of the vine.
This traditional Jewish prayer
is spoken at most meals (at least, those with wine
) before imbibing
Growing up, my father
would occasionally add, "Bless them hagafens!"
to the end of this prayer. This slightly irreverent
version of "Amen
" has become traditional at SIPB seders
, although usually the utterance will wait until anyone who is new to the meme
has their glass at their lips