Saturday, November 23, 2013

New topic: Barchu


When the community recites "Barchu" during Shacharit (the morning service), the chazan first calls them to bless Gd, saying "Barchu et Ado-nai hamevorach," and then they bless G-d, saying, "Baruch Ado-nai hamevorach l'olam va'ed." The chazan then repeats the words they used in blessing G-d; the purpose is for him to include himself in the community's blessing, rather than stand apart.

(Mishneh Berurah 57:3)

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