In Israel where i've been very influenced from all the Hamsa Hand objects, Judaica and Jewish jewelry and art, a common element that is often part of the Hamsa Hand is a written text with different types of blessings.
It can be a blessing for the home, a blessing for traveling & blessing for a business. If you're not familiar with the Hamsa Hand symbol, it is a symbol in the shape of a hand / palm believed to protect from negative energies, the evil eye, and is associated with good luck, prosperity and success! You can read about the Hamsa Hand in my articles on my blog and explore my Hamsa Hand artworks on my website and in my shop.
This article will deal with the Hamsa Hand prayer for the home - also know as 'Birkat HaBayit' in Hebrew.
WHAT IS BIRKAT HABAYIT?
Birkat HaBayit (Hebrew: ברכת הבית, literally meaning blessing of the home) is a prayer that can often be found inscribed on wall plaques as well as on Hamsa Hand amulets.
The blessings origins is debated however it's become very common place in many Jewish homes as well as non-jewish homes in Israel and around the world.
WHERE IS THE BLESSING FOR THE HOME PLACED?
The Hamsa's or plaques with the blessings are usually featured at the entrance of Jewish homes or next to windows, yet it's also found on key-chains holding the keys to the home. Birkat HaBayit plaques or Hamsa's are often adorned in creative ways and given as housewarming gifts.
There are different versions of the prayer and the text is commonly written in either Hebrew or in English and increasingly in other languages as well!.
BIRKAT HA BAYIT - BLESSING FOR THE HOME
Let no sadness come through this gate.
Let no trouble come to this dwelling.
Let no fear come through this door.
Let no conflict be in this place.
Let this home be filled with the blessing of joy and peace.
The Hamsa Hand world is fascinating :)
You can read more about the symbols i use in my art on on my website blog such as articles about the Hamsa Hand, The Eye, The Fish, The Dove, The Eagle, The Double-Headed Eagle, The Tree of Life, The Chai, The Pomegranate, The Hebrew Letters and more!
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You can browse my unique Hamsa Hand art prints and Hamsa Hand greetings cards that are based on my ink drawings of on the Hamsa Hand symbol in my Etsy shop!
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