Articles
 Do Jewish People Need Yeshua?
 Shalom
 Our February Newsletter
 Happy Birthday
 Sent out - Part Two
 Sent out - Part One
 Patience
 I Can't Make it on My Own
 Bearing Fruit That Will Last
 Shema!

Series [All]
 Book reviews (3)
 Fruit of the Spirit (8)
 Guy Cohen (25)
 Jewish Roots (31)
 Juster summer trip
 Mark Rantz (2)
 Psalms of Ascent (46)
 Sermons (45)
 The Mitzvah Book (113)
 Tikkun Articles (5)

Archive


 

Sunday, 31 December 2017
Bless the Lord

Translation:

Psalm 103:1 "Bless Adonai, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy Name." (TLV)

We start by calling on our souls to bless the Lord. How can this be done? We lay our hearts down. We submit our will to His will (remember the Lord's Prayer).

Then we say, "All that is near and dear to me (K'ravai)." What do we do with all that is near and dear to us? There is only one verb in the whole sentence, we bless. What do we bless? There are two direct objects in the sentence - two receivers of the action (bless). The YHVH (God) and His Holy Name. God and His name are the same.

As we give God His blessing, may we also receive His blessing upon us.

Shalom, R. Michael.

Posted By Rabbi Michael Weiner, 11:00am Comment Comments: 0