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Positive Mitzvah 19

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Positive Mitzvah 19: Grace after Meals
Deuteronomy 8:10 "When you have eaten and are satisfied then you must bless G-d"

"Thanks for the apples. What do I owe you, Sir?"

"That drink was just what I needed! How much is it, please?"

"That doughnut looks delicious! Is a quarter enough?"

We enjoy the food that we eat, and often, even though we must pay for it, we take food for granted.

For a moment, stop and think about how that food was made.

The farmer plants the seeds, yet he can't make them grow.

The baker mixes the ingredients, but he can't produce them.

Only HaShem causes it all to exist.

The Torah commands us to thank HaShem after every meal.

We must always remember that it is HaShem who allowed the seeds to grow into the wheat, and the wheat to be harvested into grain.

We are commanded to thank HaShem for allowing us to enjoy the fruits of the earth.


People want to run away from where they are, to go to find their Jerusalem. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing there, make that a Jerusalem.

From: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth by Tzvi Freeman - tzvif@aol.com


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