Prayers for B’Nai Mitzvah Students — V’ahavta

Read by Rabbi Zari Weiss

You shall love Adonai your G-d with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them to your children, and speak them, when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking on your way, when you lie down and when you rise up. And you shall bind them as a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for the frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house, and your gates.

V’-a-hav-ta et A-do-nai El-o-he-cha,
b’-chol l’-vav-cha uv’-chol naf-sh’-cha uv’-chol
m’-o-de-cha V’-ha-yu had’-va-rim ha-ei-leh
a-sher a-no-chi m’-tzav’-cha ha-yom al
l’-va-ve-cha. V’-shi-nan-tam l’-va-ne-cha v’-di-bar-ta
b’-am b’-shiv-t’-cha b’-vei-te-cha uv’-lech-t’-cha
Va-de-rech uv’-shoch-b’-cha uv’-ku-me-cha.
Uk-shar-tam l’-ot al ya-de-cha v’-ha-yu
l’-to-ta-fot bein ei-ne-cha. Uch’-tav-tam
al m’-zu-zot bei-te-cha u-vish-a-re-cha.
L’-ma-an tiz-k’-ru, va-a-si-tem et
kol mitz-vo-tai vih’-yi-tem k’-do-shim
l’-El-o-hei-chem A-ni A-do-nai El-o-hei-chem,
a-sher hotz-ei-ti et-chem mei-er-etz
Mitz-ray-im lih’-yot la-chem l’-El-o-him
a-ni A-do-nai El-o-hei-chem.