In Siddur class, we learned all about the bracha of Asher Yatzar. Hashem made our bodies with a lot of different openings and spaces – like our mouths, noses, ears, heart and stomach. We viewed amazing images of the stomach and heart, with their important openings.
If one opening would close, or if one part of the body that should be closed would open, we could die. We say thank you to Hashem for making our bodies work so that we can stay alive and do mitzvos.
Some students know people who had heart surgery. Morah Elana knows a little baby boy who was born with a stomach problem and had to go to the hospital so the doctors could fix it and he would be able to go to the bathroom like a healthy person. We viewed a photo of the cute baby.
We wash our hands and say Asher Yatzar every time after we go to the bathroom. We also say it when we daven every morning.
Some tech challenges – had to reinstall my camera (again), receive error messages about having reached my document upload limit (again).
But the show goes on – every time a miracle.
Hashem, who creates spaces for us to connect, controls the openings of our communication. May I recognize the importance of what I’m doing here, and utilize well the opportunity to share Hashem’s Torah.