For halachically observant Jews, reciting b’rachot (Jewish blessings) for everything from mundane daily events to life-changing major developments is a religious obligation and joy. In the article linked below from The Jewish News of Northern California, Jewish Telegraphic Agency writer Laura E. Adkins interviewed five rabbis about what the proper blessing or blessings are to recite when receiving the COVID-19 vaccine — without a doubt a major life-changing ocurrance.
Quote: “Jewish liturgy offers blessings for seemingly every occasion, from ritual moments (such as lighting Shabbat candles) to sublime experiences (seeing a rainbow) to mundane acts (going to the bathroom). But what is the right blessing (bracha in Hebrew) to say upon receiving the Covid-19 vaccine? Is it even appropriate to say a blessing at all?”
Sources: Wikipedia, The Jewish News of Northern California
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