The Hebrew word for blessing, b'-ra-kha is very similar to the word for a pool of water, b'-ray-kha. Water refreshes, nourishes and purifies. Similarly, when we bless something, we raise it spiritually. Repeatedly, the Bible refers to Jerusalem as a blessing. This teaches us that Jerusalem is the source of abundant blessings, both materially and spiritually, for the entire world.
Dear Rabbi, We love your daily inspirations! And we love Israel and her people. We are praying continuously for peace. Our churches, families, friends, are all supporting in every way we can and praying for the safety, wellbeing, and prevailing victory for Israel... The Reeds of Elk Grove, California