An an-depth explanation of the tefillah (prayer) that holds the most extraordinary powers
You've just finished a tasty Shabbos repast surrounded by your loved ones. Or, you've come to the conclusion of a delicious barbecue with your best friends together at the table. And now, you want to appreciatively express your thanks to Hashem. So you announce, "Let's Bentch!" But, do we really do justice to the Biblical expression of bentching? The Chofetz Chaim assures us the rewards for bentching are grand! He reveals that if we bentch correctly we will be blessed with a livelihood of plenty and dignity all of our days.
Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss takes us on a journey through the familiar pathways of bentching and reveals to us many hidden gems lurking behind the familiar words we chant every day. So much of our communication with Hashem is done when we are in a rush. But, when we sit back after a pleasant dessert at our tables, we can indulge, with Rabbi Weiss's help, in some serious connectivity with our Creator. Rabbi Weiss shows us how we are not just thanking Hashem for our food but also for our clothing, our homes, our digestive systems, our modern conveniences and much, much more. He explains the connections between our food and Eretz Yisroel, the linkage between our meals, the Torah, and family unity.
There is something in this remarkable sefer for everyone, scholar and novice alike. This new hardcover edition is enhanced with outtakes on every other page to spark family conversations and introspections. One of the challenges of Torah study is the problem of retention since we have very little time to dedicate to review. The beauty of embarking on the study of bentching is that we can review Rabbi Weiss's lessons over and over every time we bentch. Rabbi Weiss, with meticulous research, explains to us meanings behind every single word in the bentching. For example, he shows us the subtle differences between such words as "re'einu, zuneinu, parnaseinu, v'chalkileinu."
As Yehudim (of which the root word means "to thank"), we are the People who specialize in giving thanks. With this treasured sefer, we will indeed become talented at this vital art. Then, the next time we bentch, Hashem will say, "I see you really appreciate it. It's a pleasure doing business with you. I will shower you with even more of My Divine largesse." So, come join us for a journey with Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss, one that will enhance your tables, and your lives, for many years to come.
What our Gedolim are saying about Power Bentching:
"an exhaustive source, filled with the words of Chazal and great commentators, many parables and anecdotes from our great leaders, as well as wise ethical lessons for everyone"
-- Rabbi Reuven Feinstein, shlit"a
"The sefer is packed with the fundamentals of Yiddishkeit and the traditions of our holy ancestors"
-- Novominsker Rebbe, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, shlit"a
"a valuable and important sefer on the topic of Birchas Hamazon"
-- Skolya Rebbe, Rabbi Avrohom M. Rabinowitz, shlit"a
"one who studies this impressive sefer will gain new insights and profound inspiration when he comes to offer thanks to Hashem when reciting Birchas Hamazon"
-- Rabbi Osher Weiss, shlit"a
"my own bentching has been elevated because of the inspiration from the words that are written with much wisdom and pleasantness"
-- Rabbi Yisroel Reisman, shlit"a
Author: Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss
Softcover | 6" x 9" | 330 pages | ISBN 9781607631835