Cover Story | Let's start with an acknowledgment that Christians have much to
learn from Judaism, starting with its emphasis on every-hour
thanksgiving as a key to worship. Carrying out the injunction,
"Thank the Lord for His goodness" (Deuteronomy 8:10), rabbis
traditionally have emphasized training in short prayers that
punctuate the day, with thanks to be offered on hearing news,
eating food, drinking wine, or taking in fragrant smells or violent
weather. Some 100 berakhot (blessings) are standard.