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The Shema Blessing of “Yotzer Ohr”

Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 28

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The Shema Blessing of "Yotzer Ohr": Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 28

The first blessing of the Shema begins with the notion of forming light and creating darkness (day and night). Also described is the uniquely divine nature of creation and the need for the continuous creative force.
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Good and Evil, Prayer Book, Prayer, Blessings of the Shema, Perpetual Creation, Creation ex nihilo, Day, Light & Darkness
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