Gardening with Grandma (or the Whole Family)

Want a blessing for seeing a sunset or mountain or lightning? Or for seeing trees about to bloom? Our tradition provides blessings to help us rejoice in the beauty of nature – and inspiration to take care of the earth. This blessing, for example, is said when trees first bloom: Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha'olam, Shevara vo b'riyot tovot v'ilanot tovim L'hanot bahem b'nai adam. "Blessed are You, Adonai, Our God, King of the Universe, that His world is not lacking anything, and He created in it good creations and good trees for the pleasure of mankind." Focus on tending … [Read more...]