The process is often referred to as bentching  ; the word "bentch" means to bless. Birkat Hamazon is made up of four blessings. The land: A blessing of thanks for the Land of Israel , is attributed to Joshua after he led the Jewish people into Israel. Jerusalem: Concerns Jerusalem , is ascribed to David , who established it as the capital of Israel and Solomon , who built the Temple in Jerusalem. The obligation to recite this blessing is generally   regarded as a rabbinic obligation. There are several known texts for birkat hamazon.
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And now, you want to appreciatively express your thanks to Hashem. The Chofetz Chaim assures us the rewards for bentching are grand! He reveals that if we bentch correctly we will be blessed with a livelihood of plenty and dignity all of our days. Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss takes us on a journey through the familiar pathways of bentching and reveals to us many hidden gems lurking behind the familiar words we chant every day.
So much of our communication with Hashem is done when we are in a rush. Rabbi Weiss shows us how we are not just thanking Hashem for our food but also for our clothing, our homes, our digestive systems, our modern conveniences and much, much more. He explains the connections between our food and Eretz Yisroel, the linkage between our meals, the Torah, and family unity. There is something in this remarkable sefer for everyone, scholar and novice alike.
This new hardcover edition is enhanced with outtakes on every other page to spark family conversations and introspections. One of the challenges of Torah study is the problem of retention since we have very little time to dedicate to review. Rabbi Weiss, with meticulous research, explains to us meanings behind every single word in the bentching. With this treasured sefer, we will indeed become talented at this vital art. Then, the next time we bentch, Hashem will say, "I see you really appreciate it.
I will shower you with even more of My Divine largesse. What our Gedolim are saying about Power Bentching: "an exhaustive source, filled with the words of Chazal and great commentators, many parables and anecdotes from our great leaders, as well as wise ethical lessons for everyone" -- Rabbi Reuven Feinstein, shlit"a "The sefer is packed with the fundamentals of Yiddishkeit and the traditions of our holy ancestors" -- Novominsker Rebbe, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, shlit"a "a valuable and important sefer on the topic of Birchas Hamazon" -- Skolya Rebbe, Rabbi Avrohom M.
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What Does “Bentching” Mean?
It can be applied to a variety of situations. In that case, the bentching is associated with the very mitzvah itself. For example to shake the lulav on Sukkot is to bentch lulav. There are three people in line after you, we are running out of hot water, and there is less than an hour to licht bentchen.