By now we're probably all sick of hearing about COVID, and all we want is for it just to disappear. Is there anything that we can do to accelerate that process? Watch this video and learn about our Bless-A-Ton campaign, and join the students of Meor at Temple University, in using the Torahs eternal guidance, as a means to working towards putting an end to this pandemic. A campaign in which we invite our students to partake, and do their part in nipping this pandemic in the bud. A campaign in which, after learning about the different opportunities, and the when, where, and why we make our blessings, we will have students signing up to say 1,2,3,4,5, maybe more blessings a day. A campaign in which we will have 100 blessings a day being said by the students of Meor at Temple University. Doing our part, just like the times of King David, to stop the plague. Feel free to check out our Website: BlessATon.com (coming soon)!
Bless-A-Ton: Meet Brachos Barry as He Helps Us Understand the First 6 Words of Every Blessing
At this point you should have had the opportunity to check out the first two videos of our Bless-A-Ton Campaign. The first, introducing the campaign, and the second, a deeper understanding into the power of blessings. In our third video we'll be introduced to the Bless-A-Ton mascot, Brachos Barry, the Blessings Genie. And hear what he has to say, as he takes a moment to help us understand the first six words and opening to every Bracha that we say. Enjoy!
Understanding our Mission- Counting our Blessings: Doing our Part to Elimate Plague
As stated in the Bless-A-Ton introductory video, during the reign of King Davids there was a terrible plague, claiming the lives of 100 young Jewish people a day, and due to his implementing the obligation of reciting 100 blessings each day, it stopped! Its fascinating, that counting ones blessings has the ability to end plagues, but we have to ask ourselves, what is it about blessings that enables that ability? In this video we'll take a deeper dive into understanding what the root of disease may really be, our mission in this world, and how becoming more aware and counting our blessings, has the ability to form a connection, ridding the world of plague.
Bless-A-Ton: The Bracha of Shehakol
Bless-A-Ton Video #4, the Bracha of Shehakol, the "skeleton key" blessing, said on any food that doesn't fall into the fruits, vegetables, wine, bread, or grain category. Fish, meat, poultry, dairy products, candy, water, beverages, etc. Watch this video to learn about the Bracha, the proper way to say it, and some things we could think about each time we utter the words of Shehakol Nihyeh Bid'varo.
Bless-A-Ton: The Bracha of Ha'adamah
Video #6 of the Bless-A-Ton campaign. Learn about the blessing of Ha'adamah, the Bracha said on vegetables, and all things that grow from the ground. Watch this video to learn about the Bracha, the proper way to say it, as well as how we can connect to the Bracha on a deeper level, by learning about how earth and soil are so intrinsically connected to the essence of who we are.
Bless-A-Ton: The Bracha of Hagafen
Video #5 of the Bless-A-Ton campaign. Learn about the blessing of Hagafen, said prior to drinking wine or grape juice, and why it has its own bracha, unlike other fruits that are squeezed or blended. Watch this video to learn about the Bracha, the proper way to say it, as well as how our lives reflect that of the grape.
A campaign to count - and understand - our blessings.