My God, The King Pt. 5

Ashrei - Praiseworthy Psalm 145 Many of my readers know that I spent 6 + years studying and preparing for Orthodox Jewish Conversion. During that time, this particular psalm became my favorite for many reasons. It is the inspiration of the ‘Blessing before meals’ that I recite in thanking the Creator for His provision of …

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My God, The King Pt. 4

A Psalm of Thanksgiving Psalm 100 The introduction to this psalm in the Artscroll Tanach Series Tehillim/Psalms, gives us interesting history and background information. “This psalm was sung in the Temple during the service of the Thanksgiving offering, an offering that one would bring in thanksgiving after having survived great danger.” It is suggested that …

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ASHREI – HAPPY

  Psalm 146: 5a Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob, (www.mechon-mamre.org) The first Hebrew word of this verse is ‘Ashrei’, it is translated into the English as, happy, praiseworthy or praises. When I read this verse the other day, it has been in my thoughts now for days. I knew from …

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