Thursday, February 19, 2009

Did Gd choose me, or did I choose Gd?


We have been learning about Birchot haTorah, the blessings recited before studying Torah.

The second blessing, "Asher bachar banu," thanks Gd for choosing to give our nation the Torah.

One might think that a person who has come to Judaism by conversion would not be able to recite this blessing, since that person actually was the one who did the choosing, but this is not so - one who converts to Judaism becomes a full member of the Jewish nation, and does recite this blessing.

(Be'er Heiteiv Orach Chaim 47:3)

Have a great day,

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