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In this lesson we probe the deeper meaning of the blessing ‘Elokay Neshamah’, which acknowledges and thanks G-d for granting us life and a divine soul. We then proceed to explore the subsequent morning blessings of gratitude.

Thank G-d for Life

Thank G-d for Life

Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 4

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Thank G-d for Life: Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 4

In this lesson we probe the deeper meaning of the blessing ‘Elokay Neshamah’, which acknowledges and thanks G-d for granting us life and a divine soul. We then proceed to explore the subsequent morning blessings of gratitude.
Siddur: Elokai Neshama, Siddur: Baruch… Hanotein Lesechvi Bina, Siddur: Baruch… Pokeach Ivrim, Siddur: Baruch… Matir Asurim, Siddur: Baruch… Zokef Kefufim, Siddur: Baruch… Malbish Arumim
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Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan is the Director of Lubavitch of Maryland. He is a board member of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of Chabad-Lubavitch.
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Anonymous New Jersey December 16, 2015

Morning Blessing Thank you Rabbi. Happy Healthy Chanukkah to you and your family and to all. Reply

Heather Wolf California May 8, 2015

Thank you Rabbi! Reply

Anonymous USA 19713 December 16, 2014

Thank you Rabbi , but could you please speak. the Hebrew slower, so I can follow, I am am a beginner? These explanations are much appreciated. Reply

Anonymous December 16, 2014

Thank you Rabbi for helping me to understand.
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peter sundwall sweden December 15, 2014

b bless You Shmuel for your reminders......

happy chanukkah Reply

Anonymous Kingston December 15, 2014

Thank You Thanks for this! It's much better to have some appreciation of the subtle thinking behind the blessings than mechanically to rattle through them every day. Reply

David R. Bumaguin Kitchener, ON December 9, 2014

G-d give us intelligence to distinguish, when and how to pray to our G-d, lets use our intelligence to make meaningful decisions in our life, and because this life has a precious value. Reply

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