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If one makes a mistake in saying a Bracha (like he started saying a bracha and remembered that he shouldn't say it) after saying "Baruch Atah Hashem", he should finish it off with "lamdeini chukecha" so as to be saying a pasuk from Tehillim 119.

However, before Birkas HaTorah one can't say verses. So what (if anything) should he do (he can't even say "Baruch Sheim" [which is what one should do if he says an unnecessary bracha] since it's a quote from the Gemara)?

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How can he say Al Netillas Yadayim beforehand as it is also a quote from a gemara? –  Double AA Apr 7 '13 at 7:09
@DoubleAA you say Al Netilas Yadayim before washing hands in the morning? –  Shmuel Brin Apr 7 '13 at 7:29
I'll be sure to say those three words before washing my hands tomorrow morning, just for you. –  Double AA Apr 7 '13 at 7:34
"However, before Birkas HaTorah one can't say verses." This is a machlokes haposkim (see Shulchan Aruch and Rama OC 46:9). Regarding "Baruch Sheim", the Mishna Berura seems to imply that the Rama holds that it may be recited before Birkas HaTorah even according to the stringent opinion. | Are you asking if avoiding a b'racha l'vatala take precedence over reciting a pasuk before Birkas HaTorah? –  Fred Apr 8 '13 at 0:52
@Fred re the last question: yes (there are sources suggesting that both issues are deoraysa). –  Shmuel Brin Apr 8 '13 at 3:07

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