Thursday, February 28, 2008

Some thoughts on Perek Shira

While I was saying Perek Shira one day I began to notice some interesting facts about the certain psalms the creatures and things say to praise Hashem and how they related to them. The first one i notcied was the Spiders: "Praise him with loud clashing symbols." It called to my attention because the day before i had learned about sound waves and how they affect spiders. The next one i noticed was The day one: "Day to day utters speech and night to night relates knowledge" I liked this because during the day you should talk about and thank Hashem for all the wonderful things he does for us, and at night i learned we leave our body's and go up to Shamayim and we also learn things through the dream Hashem gives us. One very interesting thing i also found was the one the fox says: "Woe to him that builds his house without justice, and his chambers without lawfulness; that uses his friend's service withou wages, and does not give him for his hire." I think it's funny he says this when in steroetypical fairy tales or stories foxes are protrayed as devious trickster who love to fool people. Every day when i remember the say Perek Shira i always learn these little important things that i love. That is one of the reasons it's one of my favorite to say. It teaches you just how amazing and complex Hashem made everything in the world.