5 Blessings and Mitzvahs

According to Rabbi Chaim Palagi, a Turkish rabbi who lived in the late 18th century, there are five blessings a person should learn to say upon seeing the Messiah:

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May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed! Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory!Amen and Amen!” (Psalm 72: 17-19

The return of Jews to the land of Israel was a miraculous occurrence that has changed many practical aspects of Jewish practice in unexpected ways. Many laws that have lain dormant for thousands of years have re-appeared…

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