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An additional parashah

An additional parashah

Jethro well deserved a parashah being named for him, not just for his advice but for what his behavior exemplified.Daniel Pinner, 06/02/2021 23:59
The Mikveh and the purifying power of water

The Mikveh and the purifying power of water

Immersion in water symbolizes the Divine grace granted to all equally, similar to rain that falls on all creatures, adding blessing to life.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 12/01/2021 11:18
Kingship in Israel

Kingship in Israel

Jacob’s blessings may pertain not to the end of days, but to events throughout Jewish history, such as King David and Judah Maccabee.Daniel Pinner, 05/01/2021 10:25
Blessing our children

Blessing our children

My wife and I bless the children every Friday night with the words in this Torah reading followed by the Priestly Blessing.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 03/01/2021 13:00
Jacob's fishy blessing

Jacob's fishy blessing

A thought for Parshat Vayechi 5781 to share with youngsters.Rabbi Reuven Spolter, 01/01/2021 14:26
The blessing we want for our grandchildren

The blessing we want for our grandchildren

Ephraim and Menashe. How is it that when we lay our hands upon our sons and grandsons' heads to bless them it is these two names we name? Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 30/12/2020 18:02
May we say a Shehecheyanu or Hatov Vehameitiv blessing over Jonathan Pollard's homecoming?

May we say a Shehecheyanu or Hatov Vehameitiv blessing over Jonathan Pollard's homecoming?

Blessings include G-d's Name and therefore one cannot just recite them at will Does halakha allow blessing on this occasion? If so, which?Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 30/12/2020 11:15
Ekev: Nourishing the Soul

Ekev: Nourishing the Soul

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism. On thaniking God for food for the body and for the soul.Rabbi Avraham HaKohen Kook, 07/08/2020 17:15
The source of blessing

The source of blessing

Balaam arrives at an astounding conclusion despitie his arrogance. How different are the words about him from those about Abraham!Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 03/07/2020 16:01
Some of the greatest blessings are wrapped up in a curse

Some of the greatest blessings are wrapped up in a curse

Please God, answer all of our prayers - for the good.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 02/07/2020 22:00
Rabbi blesses Trump: Who hast imparted honor to flesh and blood

Rabbi blesses Trump: Who hast imparted honor to flesh and blood

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson blesses President Trump ahead of election conference. 'President who cares for every person and every Jew.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2019 22:59
Fulfilling the will of youth murdered by terrorists

Fulfilling the will of youth murdered by terrorists

Girls from Itamar hand out drinks at hitchhiking stations in memory of Eliyahu Oshri's final wish: To bless 'shehakol' over water.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2019 08:54
The correct blessing for sushi

The correct blessing for sushi

The issue is one of which brachah (blessing) to make on composite foods when one of the 5 grains is an ingredient. Halakha Hotline, 21/11/2018 06:48