Meeting for the First Time…Again
So last week, one of my online friends sent the following question into the cosmos:
Rabbis, rabbis everywhere and not a one to ask (they all appear to be on the phone or behind closed doors)… Is there a blessing for friendship? If so, can someone point me to it? Todah rabah!
I replied that while there is a blessing for seeing a friend after a long absence, there is not a blessing for simply being a friend.
To which she responded, “The one you suggest is the one we’ll recite when we see each other again. It’s definitely been a long time since we were together at Sinai!”
Which made me smile. For Jane and I have not met in person. More accurately, we do not remember meeting. For our Sages of Blessed Memory hold that each and every Jew stood at the foot of the Mountain.
So when we finally do meet up, may that day come soon, we will pick up right where we left off, after we have thanked God for reviving the relationship.
ברוך אתה יי, מחיה המתים