Nivonimer Abigail Blas’ Bracha!

Yom Huledet Sameach (Happy Birthday) to 2010 Nivonimer Abigail Blas!

This past summer, edat ha-Nivonim studied brachot (blessings).  At one point during the summer, each Nivonimer wrote their own bracha or chose a particular bracha that spoke to them.  Here is Abigail's bracha:

Baruch Ata Adonai, Elohaynu Melech haolam,m’shaneh ha’briot.

Praised are You, Adonai who makes creatures different.

Abigail writes: This blessing is recited when one sees exceptionally strange looking people or animals.  I like this blessing because it shows that Hashem still loves you and helps you no matter what you look like.