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Birkat HaGomel

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Birkat HaGomel: blessing of thanksgiving recited at the reading of the Torah by a person delivered from danger
Birkat Hagomel
The blessing of thanksgiving recited when one is saved from tragedy with its attendant laws and particulars
Practical Parshah—Tzav
We learn about the thanksgiving offering (korban todah), which is the basis for the blessing recited when one survives a life-threatening situation.
Allocating Valuable Resources to Serving Jews in Prison
How communities can determine the priority of helping incarcerated Jews. Keynote speech at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Jewish Prison Chaplains.
Thunder, fragrances, travelers & more
Besides the basic daily blessings—e.g., for eating or drinking, and those that are part of the prayers—there are a variety of other blessings recited on different occasions.
Parshat Vayigash
A collection of laws that pertain to traveling. Studying while traveling, praying while traveling the Traveler’s Prayer, and more.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the criteria for a thanksgiving offering
The Torah requires a thanksgiving offering for certain situations. When we explore Rashi’s take on this story, we learn that the four stages of gratitude mentioned in the Torah relate to the story of the Exodus.
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