The Jewish Blessing to Say Over Firsts

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Date: Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 3:32 PM
Subject: The Jewish Blessing to Say Over Firsts
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PRAYER

Shehechiyanu: A Meditation on the Present Moment

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This blessing, traditionally recited for firsts, can be recited anytime, since every moment is unprecedented.

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WORD OF THE DAY

Mitzvah (מִצְוָה)

Pronounced MITZ-vuh, this Hebrew word literally means "commandment" and refers to one of the 613 religious obligations of Judaism.

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WEEKLY TORAH PORTION

Torah

Parashat Eikev

Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25

SUMMARY

In this Torah portion, Moses continues his speech to the Israelites. He tells them they will have to annihilate people who are not believers in God. Moses reminds them not to forget God’s commandments even after they enter the land of Israel, and that they must continue to fear God.

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COMMENTARY

Everything has consequences, even if we don’t see them now.

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