Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blessing our children on Friday night


Today we begin a new topic: Blessing our children on Friday night.

A few reasons are offered for specifically blessing children at this time, including:

* Shabbat is a time of peace and happiness, when HaShem is most manifest on us, and therefore we are suited to Divine inspiration;

* Per Shabbat 119b, angels escort us to our home Friday night, and we want the angels to see us bless our children.

* We invoke the merit of Shabbat observance on behalf of our children.

Have a great day,

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