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This book is my attempt to add some spice to the food we eat. Jewish liturgy is very stingy on blessings before eating (focusing much of its energy on blessings after eating), and Iíve always wanted to rectify this lacuna. The book is intended for anyone who wishes that there were more food blessings reflecting contemporary values (or more food blessings period). Here youíll find my original poetic compositions in Hebrew, introduced and translated (creatively) into English with notes for people who want to delve more deeply into their meaning. If some of these poems strike a chord, great! If none of the poems speaks to you, I still hope and pray that upon reading them you become mobilized to compose prayers that are as meaningful to you as these are to me.