Sefasai Tiftach

Jonathan Baker

As we said last time, a bracha (Baruch atah H Elo-keinu Melech Haolam) declares our joining with the immanent and transcendent God in dedicating objects or actions to His service. The two brachot Asher Yatzar and Elokai Neshama begin this process when we awaken, thanking God for our physical health (Asher Yatzar) and for our spiritual existence (Elokai Neshamah).