When Leah gave birth to her fourth son, she called him Yehudah, to express her thanks to God. The sages reveal that this was the first time a person had given thanks to God, though it seems that Adam had already given thanks. Rabbi Ginsburgh explains the difference between Adam’s acknowledgment of God’s wonders and Leah thanksgiving and why the redemption depends on our recognizing that we deserve nothing and therefore all that we have is a gift of loving-kindness–causing us to give thanks for every breath of life.

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