Psalms 41:14
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14  Blessed is Hashem, God of Yisrael, from eternity to eternity. Amen and Amen.

ba-RUKH a-do-NAI e-lo-HAY yis-ra-AYL may-ha-o-LAM v’-ad ha-o-LAM a-MAYN v’-a-MAYN

יד  בָּרוּךְ יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל מֵהָעוֹלָם וְעַד הָעוֹלָם אָמֵן וְאָמֵן׃

 41:14   Blessed is Hashem

Sefer Tehillim is traditionally subdivided into five books, parallel to the five books of the Torah. Psalm 41 concludes the first of these five books with a blessing. The word for blessing, beracha (ברכה), comes from the root ב-ר-כ which also produces words like ‘crevice’, ‘tunnel’, and ‘knees’. All these reflect the notion of going from above to something below. In his book Jewish Meditation, Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan explains that our mission is to bring Hashem down from above to become an integral part of our lives. In contrast, the word tehilla (תהילה), meaning ‘praise,’ implies God’s transcendence. Yet, the two words together, tehilla and beracha, ‘praise’ and ‘blessing,’ are the essence of man’s relationship with the Lord. We must strive to both praise Hashem as transcendent above place and time, and bless Him as being very immanent and closely involved in our lives.

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  • For sure God is a true blessing. God should always be with us in the here and the now. We should every day give thanks to God even if we do not ask him for anything special. I firmly understand that God will know our voice by our prayers of thanksgiving. Our voice in asking for help for our self's in sickness, in confusion, for family in financial need. For our nation, especially for Israel. We should always praise the name of God in our daily prayers also. We need to remember while prayers always need to be respectful they should never be the same of repetitive as that of the heathen. I say God Bless You God for being God and for your creation of all life and the wonders of the universe. For the simple complexity of birth of mankind and the breath that gave mankind the gift of his Soul. I Love you my Father and Creator God. Without your Love and Wonder all that was would never Be. I Love You God. Carl

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