Berich Shemei Embroidered Wall Hang


The Zohar (classic text of Kabbala) comments in Parashat Vayakhel that when the Sefer Torah is taken from the ark for the public Torah reading, the heavenly "gates of compassion" are opened and God's immense love for the Jewish people is aroused. Therefore, the Zohar continues, one should recite at this auspicious moment the special "Berich Shemei" prayer, and this passage in the Zohar is the source of the custom to recite this prayer when we take the Torah from the Heichal.

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