Sim Shalom -

Establishing Peace

The final blessing of the weekday Amidah is called Sim Shalom which means "create peace," and anticipates the birkat kohanim, "May He grant you peace" (Numbers 6:24-26).

Blessing Nineteen: Sim Shalom


Grant peace, goodness, blessing, grace, kindness, and compassion upon us and upon all of Your people Israel. Bless us, our Father, all of us as one, with the light of Your face, for with the light of Your face You gave to us, Adonai our God, the Torah of life and love of kindness, righteousness, blessing, compassion, life, and peace. And may it be good in Your eyes to bless Your people Israel at every time and at every hour with Your peace. Blessed art You, Lord, Who blesses His people Israel with peace.

Oseh Shalom Bimromav

This blessing ends with the following ritual: Bow to the left for the phrase oseh shalom bimromav, bow forward for during hu ya'aseh shalom aleinu, and straighten up for ve'al kol yisrael. Veimru amen:

May He who makes peace in His high places make peace for us, and for all Israel. And say ye, Amen.

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