Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Blessing of Convenience


There is a biblical blessing (Devarim 28:3), 'You will be blessed in the city, and you will be blessed in the field.' It seems to be superfluous, since it is surrounded by other passages blessing your domestic and agricultural prospects. The Talmud explains that this is meant to be a blessing of convenience:

"Rav taught: 'You will be blessed in the city' means that your house will be near the synagogue; 'You will be blessed in the field' means that your business will be near the city."

(Talmud, Bava Metzia 107a)

Have a great day,

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