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Blessing After Meals

Practical Parshah - Eikev

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Blessing After Meals: Practical Parshah - Eikev

"When you eat and have been satisfied, you shall bless." The laws of reciting grace.
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Yehuda Ndola, Zambia, Africa August 9, 2017

Thanks for the lesson Rabbi Reply

LMS Savannah GA August 6, 2015

Blessing after Meals Struck a chord with me. I have to give a D'var Torah this week (Eikev) and after much thought decided on Birchat HaMazon. You have given me much food for thought (no pun intended). Very eloquent and sobering and timely. Reply

Rolando VA August 5, 2015

Truly, the Jews are G-d's people and I have always contended them as one proof of G-d's existence apart from the Bible.
About this lesson, basically, there's no real blessing despite being filled or being successful without remembering " that everything is a gift from G-d".
Thank you. Reply

Anonymous Washington DC December 20, 2013

Not taking things for granted Life is so short already- how can we not acknowledge the abundance that surrounds us? In fact, too much and far beyond what most of us need. Reply

mark alcock Dbn, ZA March 20, 2012

From pride to tears. Your holy sermon chased pride away, to bring streaming guilty tears as a sign of profound understanding ; manifesting the sin of omission ie the sin of ingratitude. G-d have mercy on me and us grace-less people. Amen. Reply

binh tran fremont, ca August 19, 2011

Blessing After Meals Beautifully put it! Rabbi Kaplan, I never connected the birkat hamazon until you teached today, the essence behind it is not to forget HaShem, and we should remember in everything we do and have. Thank You, great teaching Rabbi. Reply

Anonymous USA August 18, 2011

Blessing after Meals Rabbi Kaplan, Thank you for your passionate and thorough lecture on eikev. What a beautiful manner of presentatoin. Futiliity of ego, unreasonable arrogance and the simplicity of the opportunity to reach out to include others in the blessings the Great and Holy One bestowed on us.

And He saw it was good. Reply

Each week, Rabbi Mendel Kaplan will delve into that week's Torah reading to bring out a practical lesson for life and explain the Biblical sources for the customs, laws, practices and ethics of our people.
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