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


 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

The Seven Noachide Laws
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5769

Compounded Interest
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5761

Three Philosophies at Bavel
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5761

> Improving Our Own World
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5760

Never Underestimate the Power of Prayer
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771

Hashem's Promise
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5770

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Noach Did Not Become Wicked, He Just Became Plain
- 5768

Saved From a Rainy Day
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758

Noach's Lessons for Our Day
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Send The Guinea Pig!
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5757

The Shame Of Cham
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5762

A Wasted Tragedy
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5762

ArtScroll

Raising Children: The Secret of Success
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5760

The Meaning of Noach
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770

A Second Chance
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5759

Law and Order
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5760



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