Structure and Blessing

In my studies this week, I learned that the “birah” [castle/fort/structure] of “בִּירָה אַחַת דּוֹלֶקֶת” — in that story about the structure illuminated or castle aflame — shares the same underlying root, ברר, we saw in “blessing.” Bet-Reish-Reish is related to clearing or taking outside and, thus, “to make clear, prove, ascertain” as well as to carving out a space in a more physical sense.

I also learned this week how to address some of the difficulties with sharing Hebrew text via WordPress and hope future posts may be clearer.

Published by vspatz

Virginia hosts "Conversations Toward Repair" on We Act Radio, manages, blogs on general stuff a and more Jewish topics at and

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