Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
  Page title
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Unlimited Pleasure: Understanding the Blessings on Torah Study

The Chosen Nation

After "v'haerev naah" we make another blessing, "Who choose us from among the nations to give us His Torah." Most mitzvos only require one blessing. What is the nature of this additional blessing?

Aside from the mitzva of studying Torah, there is another aspect of Torah we must recognize with a blessing. If it were not for the Torah, we would be just like all of the other nations of the world. Every day we thank Hashem for elevating us with the gift of His Torah (Igros Moshe, Orach Chaim 3,2).

Ari woke up late and got to the synagogue at the start of the Torah reading. Before he recited the blessings on the Torah he was called up for the second aliya. When Ari recites the morning blessings afterwards, he will not have to say "asher bachar banu" since he said this as part of his aliya (Mishna Berura 139: 31,32).


Text Copyright © 2007 by Rabbi Daniel Travis and Torah.org


 
Sell Chometz Online







ARTICLES ON KEDOSHIM AND THE OMER:

View Complete List

Setting High Goals
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5760

The Third Rail
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5764

"Peripheral Events" May be the Focus of Divine Providence
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5766

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Becoming Holy
Shlomo Katz - 5772

Naturally! (Not)
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5766

Tattooing: Under your skin
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5768

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

The Students of Rabbi Akiva
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

The Value of Reverence
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5764

Self-Love: Is it Self-ish?
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5761

ArtScroll

Parshas Kedoshim
Shlomo Katz - 5771

What's an Omer?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

Of Demons and Goats
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5759

> Cloaked in Dignity
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5761

“Letter to my Son Akiva” (born 10 years ago, on Erev LAG B’OMER)
Jon Erlbaum - 5771

Orlah - No Shortcuts?
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5765

Who Has To Honor Whom?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5773



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information