With tremendous gratitude to Hashem we are so happy about the result of the Israeli elections this week. It shows how healthy and strong the people of Israel are despite the immense pressure from the world to try and coerce Israel into forfeiting its right to our precious homeland – we remain strong and steadfast in our everlasting right to our inheritance! Mazal Tov to Bibi Netanyahu- be strong and build baby build!
Shabbat comes in at 5:22 and ends at 6:27 here on Itamar. There is a partial solar eclipse today too!
This Shabbat we will be celebrating the new month of Nissan! As customary we will be making a blessing over the blossoming of the fruit trees. This is a blessing that we do only once a year. One should preferably bless over two different fruit trees in blossom. If one has a problem in finding two different fruit trees or can’t find more than one fruit tree he may bless as well in these instances. There are different customs regarding blessing on Shabbat. Each person should follow his custom or consult his Rabbi. When one says the blessing he should have in mind those who have left this world as this blessing has a huge influence on the elevation of their souls.
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְהֹוָה , אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁלֹּא חִסֵּר בְּעוֹלָמוֹ כְּלוּם, וּבָרָא בוֹ בְּרִיוֹת טוֹבוֹת וְאִילָנוֹת טוֹבוֹת, לֵהָנוֹת בָּהֶם בְּנֵי אָדָם: