Whoever sees a place where miracles were done for Israel should say, “Blessed [is the One] who did miracles for our fathers in this place.” For a place that had idol worship uprooted from it, say, “Blessed [is the One] who uprooted idol worship from our land.”
On comets, and on earthquakes, and on lightning and on thunder, and on storms say, “Blessed [is the One] whose strength and might fill the world.” On mountains, and on hills, and on seas, and on rivers, and on deserts say, “Blessed [the One] who makes the works of the beginning.” R’ Yehuda says, “One who sees the great sea says, ‘Blessed [the One] who made the great sea,’ only if he sees it occasionally.” On rain and on good news say, “Blessed is He who is good and does good.” And on bad news say, “Blessed [are You] the true judge.”
בָּנָה בַיִת חָדָשׁ, וְקָנָה כֵלִים חֲדָשִׁים, אוֹמֵר בָּרוּךְ שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ. מְבָרֵךְ עַל הָרָעָה מֵעֵין הַטּוֹבָה, וְעַל הַטּוֹבָה מֵעֵין הָרָעָה.
When one builds a new house, and acquires new vessels, they say, “Blessed [is the One] that kept us alive [and sustained us and brought us to this time].” Bless upon the bad which contains good, and upon the good which contains bad.