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Blessing On Trees

The Talmud states, “If one goes outside during the month of Nisan (Mid-April) and sees trees that are blooming, he recites a blessing.” (Tractate Brachot 43b) 

This blessing is said just once a year—the first time that he sees it.

When: During the month of Nissan (April) beginning on Rosh Chodesh, when one sees at least two fruit trees flowering for the first time. Some have the Minhag to bless the trees on Chol HaMoed Pesach. 

In Australia and other countries of the southern hemisphere, where the trees blossom during the months of Tishrei (Mid-September), the blessing can be said at that time.

Anywhere one sees at least two fruit trees flowering.

Say the following blessing, whichever way is comfortable for you:
In English:

Blessed are You, Hashem our God, King of the Universe, who let nothing lack in His universe and created within it good creatures and good trees in order to give pleasure to the children of Adam (human beings).
In Transliteration

Baruch ata Adonoi, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, she-lo chisar be-olamo klum v-vara vo beriyyot tovot ve-ilanot tovim lehanot bahem bnai Adam.
In Hebrew:
ברוך אתה ה' אלוקינו מלך העולם שלא חסר בעולמו כלום וברא בו בריות טובות ואילנות טובים ליהנות בהם בני אדם.

Mon, June 17 2024 11 Sivan 5784