I receive your news of Tzviya Sariel getting released. At the same time, i read in today's torah portion of Tzav, Rashi's commentary on a thanksgiving offering:
12. If he is bringing it as a thanksgiving-offering. i.e., if [he is bringing the offering] to give thanks [to God] for a miracle that had happened to him, for instance, those who made a sea-voyage [and returned safely] or journeyed in the desert, or those who had been imprisoned [and were subsequently released], or a sick person who recovered. All these are required to give thanks [to God], for regarding them, it is written, "They shall give thanks to the Lord for His kindness and for his wonders to the children of men. And they shall slaughter sacrifices of thanksgiving" (Ps. 107:2122).
I was wondering what one says when one is released from getting imprisoned, too. And now i know. Thanks to your email.
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From: "FaigeRayzel@aol.com" <FaigeRayzel@aol.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 3:35:13 PM
Subject: Tzviya Sariel to be Released on Wednesday
On the day Tzviya is released, let us give thanks to Hashem!
Baruch Ata Hashem elokeinu Melech Haolam Matir Assurim. Blessed are you Hashem, King of the Universe for releasing the captive.
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