Matthew 5:3 part 2 of 3

Matthew 5:3 part 2 of 3 Rabbi Michael Weiner

The “big sermon” (the Sermon on the Mount) starts with 7 “blessed are …” statements. There are really 8 of them, but the 8th one is different. The first 7 are attitudes (‘be’ attitudes, as opposed to ‘don’t be’ attitudes). These attitudes come from within the believer. The 8th “blessed are …” statement is not…
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Matthew 5:3 part 1 of 3 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. This verse and the following 8 verses start with the word “Blessed”. The meaning of the Hebrew word Baruch is “to bend the knee” or “bow down”. It is how we start our Hebrew blessings, but that word is not…
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