Shalom to all 🙂
In the book of Deuteronomy Chapter 33 5-6 it is written “And there was a king in Jeshurun when the heads of the people were gathered, all the tribes of Israel together. Let Reuben live, and not die in that his men become few.”
.”יְחִי רְאוּבֵן וְאַל יָמֹת וִיהִי מְתָיו מִסְפָּר”
This is the blessing that Moses Gave to Reuben Tribe who inherent the east side of the Jordan. Reuben is the firstborn of Jacob and Leah, is associated with the month of Nissan (April), the buds of the pomegranate, and the Rubin stone. Rueben was the one who advised his brothers not to kill Joseph but to convert their last of killing with putting him away in a hole in Hebrew בור Bor. Basically he asked his brothers to hide Joseph in a space, that the letters of his name (ראובן (בור, are providing. Moses who remembered his act of mercy blessed him in the book of Deuteronomy with life.
And with the living blessing of Moses to Reuben, we bless the Current Month Of April, with life. In the following video that was taken by Rotem, we can see the first bud of the pomegranate.
Spring is in the air 🙂