“בכל יום אברכך, ואהללה שמך לעולם ועד – Every day I will acknowledge Your blessings; and I will praise Your name forever.” This is the second verse in the acrostic Psalm 145; it begins with the letter ב. The Radak on Tehillim points out that similar to our last verse, the two phrases relate to […]
The fourth segment of our review of Ashrei
“אשרי העם שככה לו, אשרי העם שה’ אלוקיו– Happy/fortunate is the nation for whom this is so, Fortunate is the nation that has Hashem as their G-d.” Interestingly this verse is also not from the same psalm as the rest of the prayer. It is the last Pasuk in Psalm 144. Why then is it […]
“אשרי יושבי ביתיך עוד יהללוך סלה – Happy are those that dwell in Your house – they shall praise You forever.”
The Talmud in Brachot 4B proclaims, “ Anyone who recites the Ashrei three times daily is destined to reside in עולם הבא –The World to Come. Ashrei is located twice in Shacharit and once in Mincha. It is evident that the Sages intended to link Ashrei with the reciting of Kedusha. The first Ashrei is […]
We conclude our study of Baruch with the closing phraseology of the Tefillah. “יחיד חי העולמים… מלך מהולל בתשבחות- G-d who is One, Life Giver of all worlds… the King that is lauded with praises.”
The Tefilla continues “ובשירי דוד עבדך נהללך ה’ אלוקנו בשבחות ובזמרות- and with the psalms of David Your servant we shall laud You with praises and songs.”
The next phrase in the tefilla that we will examine is, “המהולל בפי עמו, משובח ומפואר בלשון חסידיו ועבדיו-]G-d [is lauded by the mouths of his people and praised and glorified by the tongues of his pious followers and servants”.
A continued look at Baruch Sheamar and the meaning of הקל האב הרחמן
The next phrase in Baruch Sheamar which we will explore is “ברוך פודה ומציל- Blessed is G-d that redeems and saves”.