Author: Avraham (Allan) Friedman, LMSW
August 7th, 2017
Is Gratitude all that it's Cranked up to Be? – Parshat Ekev
As little kids most of us were taught the "magic" words – please, thank you and excuse me. We were taught that these words helped us somehow. Mostly we knew it got us what we wanted – the toy, a smile, good grace. Beyond that, there was no value to these words.
Yet, in this week's parsha, Parshat Ekev, we find the Torah actually commanding us to bless God after each me …