How are You Blessed?
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From Rabbi David
When do you have enough? At what point does your cup "overflow"? How are you blessed?
It's so easy to get lost in the tzuris (trouble and pain) and so easy to lose sight of the blessings every day. Especially at times like these it's hard to see the light through the darkness.
The Torah reminds us that each of us is blessed in different ways - just like our ancestors. The Hebrew word for blessing is ברכה and it is used in a slightly different form for each of our fore-fathers; Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Here's what it says about Abraham being blessed in this week's Torah portion:
וְאַבְרָהָם זָקֵן בָּא בַּיָּמִים וַיהֹוָה בֵּרַךְ אֶת־אַבְרָהָם בַּכֹּל׃
And Abraham was old and advanced in years and God blessed Abraham with everything.
For Abraham - he was blessed with everything. His son Isaac was blessed "from everything" and his grandson Jacob was blessed "everything." So rather than a teaching this week I just have a question: How are you blessed?