Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Blessing Formula

Did you ever wonder why Jewish blessings always have “Blessed are you, Adonai our God, King of the Universe…” in them? The first of the amoriam (third century C.E.) established rules for the formulation of the benediction, ordaining that each … Continue reading

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“Service of the Heart” Midrash

The following verse is one of the paragraphs of the Shema, said twice per day in Jewish liturgy: Deuteronomy 11:13-15   13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this … Continue reading

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