5777 Vayechi


In this week’s Torah reading, Vayechi, Jacob blesses his sons in a very famous, poetic and beautiful section of the Torah.  This got me thinking about what we mean by a "blessing".  A friend of mine was in an Virginian airport, I think, and he was about to have his coffee and, as he normally does, recited a blessing over the coffee.  A woman sitting nearby said, “Excuse me sir, ...

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