This article was inspired by and is dedicated in memory of Rabbi Dr. O. Asher Reichel, zal, who passed away just a few months ago at the age of 90 with the basic benefits described in this blessing for most of his long, fulfilling, and uplifting life.
Rabbi Aaron I. Reichel, Esq., is the author of The Maverick Rabbi, about Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein, a pioneering American rabbi, who had a great-grandfather, in turn, who was reported to have died at the age of 106, and only as the result of falling off a horse!
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