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100 Blessings Song Leader’s Guide

Blessings for Everyone!

Blessings are a special kind of prayer and a very common part of Jewish life. We are called to recite scripted blessings over particular foods, occasions, and experiences. In America, the word blessings is also used more generally, using the word to describe the things in our life that we appreciate.

According to Talmudic tradition, each Jew is invited to recite a hundred blessings every day. Menachot 43b instructs that each one of us is obligated to recite 100 blessings each day. Nurturing this gratitude practice is a central tenet of my happiness. I clearly remember learning this text as a teen at Kutz camp, and immediately taking that advice very seriously. My gratitude practice has grown much stronger as the decades have passed, and it is an enormous source of strength. 

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Practice Identifying and Articulating 100 Blessings

When my kids can’t fall asleep, I tell them to come up with list of 100 blessings in the place where folks may have classically counted sheep. Sometimes they will be reluctant, so I’ll offer 10 and they’ll offer 10…but it is a practice that reliably concludes in a calmer, happier, sleepier child. 

Anticipatory Set

One fun way to introduce this song is to gather 100 post-it notes and then distribute them amongst your students so they can each write a single blessing in their lives on each note, and then stick the whole collection of 100 as a prominent display and inspiration. 

Song Lyrics



100 blessings Every Day

In 24 hours 100 reasons to say

Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam

We’ll say blessings upon waking, eyes open, getting dressed

Going to the bathroom, giving me my breath

We’ll say blessings saying thank you for giving us everything we need

Make 100 blessings each day, a blessed life you will lead


We’ll say blessings when we do mitzvot God commands

For wisdom that God grants us to deal with life’s demands

We’ll say blessings learning Torah, the lessons make us strong

Say thanks to God for giving us the words that make this song


When we’ve said 100 blessings, it has been a blessed day

I’ll say the Sh’ma, its time for bed, gratefully I lay

We’ll make more blessings tomorrow, open my eyes and start again

And when you make a blessing I like then I’ll say “Amen!”


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