Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Requesting a blessing from our parents


We have explained why there is special merit in receiving a blessing on Friday night; there is also special merit in approaching one’s parents for a blessing.

In part, this is a function of honoring one’s parents. Further, though, Midrash Zuta (Shir haShirim 1) says that Esav is rewarded for asking his father for a blessing (Bereishit 27:38), and we acquire the same merit when we ask our parents to bless us.

(Pele Yoetz)

Have a great day,

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