Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Morning Blessings: Mah Tovu / Good Tents

While this beautiful verse was initially stated by Balaam, a fierce enemy of the Jewish people, the sages saw it as the greatest praise.

Mah tovu, o’ha’lehcha Ya’akov, mish’k’no’techa Yisrael.

How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel.

--Translation reproduced with permission from The Koren Sacks Siddur, © Koren Publishers Jerusalem Ltd.

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