The meaning and significance of our berachos
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Written by: Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski
Published by: Artscroll
Berachos. They are one of the fundamentals of Torah life. We say them on the food we eat, the mitzvos we perform. On a rainbow, on a newborn child, in our prayers and in our kitchens — we recite a berachah, a blessing.
Through saying a berachah, we can add a spark of holiness to our everyday actions. We can raise our consciousness of Hashem in our lives. We can tap into the infinite blessing that Hashem wants to bestow upon us.
Or... we can mumble a few words and bite into the pizza.
Bestselling beloved author Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. shows us how to unleash and harness the vast power of berachos. In his inimitable combination of Torah insight and marvelous stories, he examines the structure of the berachos and the meaning of the words. He then leads us through our day, sharing insights and stories about the berachos that we recite, from the first blessing we say as we wash our hands, through blessings on Torah, on food, in prayer, all the way up to our last minutes before we go to sleep. And he takes us throughout the year, examining the special berachos of the Festivals and holy days, as well as the blessings we recite on all the special occasions of our lives.
During a time of plague, King David instituted a law that every Jew should say 100 berachos a day — and the devastation came to an end. Today, as we recite those 100 berachos, we can use them to build up our gratitude to Hashem, our consciousness of His Presence, and our gratitude for His endless gifts to us. Rabbi Twerski shows us how in this important new book.