Kiddush Levana: Sanctification of the Moon
"Baruch Atah Adonai, Barucha At Shekhinah,
Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam;
Baruch Atah YHVH/Elohim,
Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam -
asher b'maamaro barah shichakim
uviruach peev kol tziva'am."
"Blessed are You, Lord, and Blessed is Your Shekhinah,
Ruler of Time and Space;
Praise to You, Elohim,
Sovereign of the Universe -
Who with an utterance created the heavens
and with a breath all their legion."
"Halleluyah! Praise the Lord, Blessed be He, and His Shekhinah from the Heavens; praise Them in the heights. Praise Them, all His angels; praise Them, all the legions. Praise Them, Sun and Moon; praise Them, all bright stars. Praise Them, the most exalted of the heavens and the waters that are above the heavens. Let them praise the Name of the Lord, Blessed be He, and His Shekhinah, for He commanded and they were created [by Her]. And The Eternal One established them forever and ever, He issued a decree that will not change." [Psalm/Tehillim 148:1-6.]
"Behold I am prepared and ready to perform the commandment to sanctify the Moon. For the sake of the unification of the Holy One, Blessed is He, and His Presence, the Shekhinah, through the Eternal One Who is hidden and inscrutable -- I pray in the name of all Israel."
"Blessed is your Molder; blessed is your Maker; blessed is your Owner; blessed is your Creator." (3 times.)
"Just as I dance toward you but cannot touch you, so may none of my enemies be able to touch me for evil." (3 times dancing.)
"Let fall upon my enemies fear and terror; at the greatness of Your arm, let them be still as stone." (3 times.)
"As stone let them be still, at Your arm's greatness; terror and fear, upon them let fall." (3 times.) [See Exodus/Shemot 15:16.]
"[The wisdom] of David, King of Israel, is alive and enduring." (3 times.)
"Peace upon you." (Extend greeting to all present 3 times.)
"Upon you, peace." (Respond to greetings given 3 times.)
"May there be a good sign and a good fortune for us, for all Israel, [and for all the world]. Amen."
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[To be recited outside under the visible Moon before day 14 of the Moon's cycle, with at least 3 others. Some prefer day 3 or day 7 of the Moon's cycle. Ideally, it is recited at the conclusion of the Sabbath (Saturday night) following the New Moon with a minyan (10 adult Jews).]
[One who blesses the New Moon at its proper time is considered to greet the Shekhinah. See Sanhedrin 42a.]
[Please note: Because "YHVH" is NEVER spoken, something else is always spoken instead. Orthodox and Conservative Jews use a masculine term for Deity ("Adonai" = "Lord"). Reform and Reconstructionist Jews often use a gender-neutral term ("HaShem" = "The Name") and refer to Deity as "Eternal One" or "Holy One". Kabbalists use gender-inclusive terms ("Elohim" or "Adonai"-"Shekhinah") to reunite the masculine and feminine elements of the Godhead.]
[a/k/a Kiddush Levanah, Blessing of the New Moon]