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Tractate Berakoth, by , by A. Lukyn Williams, [1921], at

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M.. IX. 3. If a man has built a new house, or bought new tools, 3 he says: "Blessed be He who has allowed us to reach this time." 4


78:3 tools. The word includes vessels and implements of all kinds.

78:4 has, "who has given us life, and has established us, and has allowed us to reach this time."—A service for the consecration of a house is given in SA, pp. 300-303, but the formula here quoted is on p. ccxix. Abrahams, in his note, says it is "prescribed for use on the enjoyment of a new possession or pleasure for the first time."

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