Birkat HaTorah (Blessings of the Torah)

This blessing is recited before the study of the Torah. The word “Torah” literally means “instruction.” The Jewish understanding of the Law or Torah of G-d is that it embodies His incredible love and wisdom, providing the boundaries that enable human beings to fulfill their ultimate destiny and fullest purpose.

Here the Torah Scroll bears the hebrew word “Shalom,” which means not only peace, but order, healthy prosperity, strength and fullness. This is what the Torah embodies.

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