Matthew 5:5 part 1 of 2

Matthew 5:5 part 1 of 2 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. What’s this? The meek shall “shout out with delight (Ashre)?” Doesn’t sound like meekness to me. The Greek word is transliterated Praus, meaning “mild or gentle.” The Hebrew word chosen by Delitzsch is HaAnavim, meaning “the humble.” The transliteration looks like the Hebrew…
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The Witness of Heaven and Earth Rabbi Michael Weiner

This rambles a bit, but please follow me here. The last 2 Hebrew words of Psalm 121:4 form the name of our congregation … Psalm 121:4 Hine Lo-Yanum, V’Lo Yishan – – Shomer, Yisrael. Psalm 121:4 Behold, the Keeper of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. Shomer Yisrael (I spelled it phonetically as “Shomair,” but it…
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