The first time barak is found in Scripture is when Adonai blessed the birds of the air and the fish of the sea to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:22).
Parashah 47: Re’eh (See)
In Hebrew, ‘see’ is re’eh and is the imperative singular like a parent telling a child to ‘see’ something by saying, “Look!” The singular means that one individual’s response to the commandments will affect the blessing or cursing of the entire nation of Isra’el –– each person is accountable to the others. The words ‘seer’ or ro’eh means ‘shepherd’ and is derived from the sa
Blessing on Taking the Lulav
This is the meditation for the lulav and etrog from the Sidur. My husband and I were astounded and blessed at the same time.