She’asah et-haiyam -

The Hebrew blessing said upon seeing seeing an ocean

An ocean represents the vast power of the LORD, indicating His omniscience and omnipotence. When you first see an ocean (or great lake), the following blessing may be said to ascribe glory to God for the work of His hands:

Blessing upon seeing an ocean

Blessed are You, LORD our God, King of the universe,
Who made the great sea.



Barukh attah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam,
she’asah et-haiyam hagadol.

Twelve Apostles (Australia)

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