Tzur Mishelo Achalnu
Tzur Mishelo Achalnu is widely sung as an introduction to the Birkat HaMazon (Grace after Meals) at any of the Sabbath meals. The stanzas of this song are parallel to the blessings of the Birkat HaMazon. Follow along with lyrics provided in Hebrew and transliteration with English translation.
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