Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blessing by Ephraim and Menasheh


We bless our sons with the language of, "Gd should make you like Ephraim and Menasheh." [Some use this language for their daughters as well.]

Among the reasons for choosing Ephraim and Menasheh:

1. Bereishit 48:20 promises that the Jews will bless people to be like Ephraim and Menasheh.

2. They grew up in exile and yet remained loyal to Judaism.

3. They achieved the level of their predecessors, the Shevatim [tribes]

4. They were the first brothers in the Torah to get along, despite their potential for rivalry.

Have a great day,

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