Posted by: mosesfromsinai | September 12, 2011

Kee Savo – When You Will Come

This week’s Torah reading is Kee Savo.  Once again we encounter a list of blessings if we keep the laws and a large list of curses if we do not keep the laws. Let’s stay positive.

Among the blessings is “Baruch Atah BiVoehcha, uBaruch Atah BiTzaisecha – “Blessed are you when you come in, and blessed are you when you go out.”  This is apparently backwards.  When dealing with the world you go out, of the home and then at the end of the day, you come in, returning home.  Actually the famous commentator, Rashi, is perhaps bothered by the expression and thus explains the phrase to mean – Blessed are you that you come into the world pure with no sins, and blessed are you that you leave the world with no sins.  Well if you are following the laws then indeed you will leave the world with no sins.  (Keep in mind Teshuva – Repentance – is also a Mitzvah that can clean the slate – Yom Kippur is around the corner).

However, we can also look at the way the blessing is phrased and perhaps come out with another angle.  Blessed are you when you come into –  your daily activities, work, school, parenting etc. – following the laws;  – and blessed are you when you leave – your daily activities;  – to go home and discover a home truly blessed.

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