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What are the Six Blessings before Eating or Drinking?

Updated: Aug 23, 2022



Divine Code Daily Study for July 30, 2022

Today: Page 82


Topic 6:8


It is a logical obligation for every person to bless G-d for the benefit one receives from that which He gives to the world.


Learning to say the blessings about the right food can be a challenge at the beginning of a new life path. Therefore, it is good to study these pages carefully.


When you want to learn the blessings, the first step can be to say the general blessing:


Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, by Whose word all things came to be.


When it has become a habit to say this before eating anything begin to learn the next blessing. For example, the one about the bread and so you slowly expand it.


Blessed are You - is in Hebrew - baruch ata.


Rabbi Menachem of Recanati (1223-1290), Rabenu Bachya ben Asher (1255-1340) and others3 explain that the word baruch is related to the word בריכה or הַבְּרֵכָ֖ה found in Isaiah,4 which means a reservoir of water, in which water (blessings) can be collected and then used as needed.


In this sense, when we refer to G-d as "blessed," we mean to praise G-d as the source of all blessing.


Reading schedule the Divine Code


Yesterday: Topic 6:4 - 6:7

Tomorrow: Topic 6:9



Brought By Angelique Sijbolts

 

Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners en intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.


 

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