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Not necessarily. There are indeed various halachos where there is a dispute whether they are Biblical or Rabbinic obligations. One example that I can think of, offhand, is tevilas kelim (immersing dishes), about which Pri Chadash (Yoreh De'ah 120:1) cites variant opinions as to its source. How did such a dispute develop? Same as any other machlokes. Details ...


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Regardless, I assume you'll be saying the bits of Bible and Talmud (Yevarech'cha Hashem ... Eilu devarim sh'ayn lahem shiur ... eilu devarim she'adam ochel) that come right after the blessings? That's Torah. The Shema? That's Torah. Without trying, you'll wind up reciting some Torah sooner or later! But yes, it's part of the daily blessings no matter ...


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The source of this statement is Berachot 11b: R. Huna said: For the reading of Scripture it is necessary to say a benediction, but for the study of the Midrash no benediction is required. R. Eleazar, however, says that for both Scripture and Midrash a benediction is required, but not for the Mishnah. R. Johanan says that for the Mishnah also a ...


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With regard to Birchas Hatorah, Mishna B'rura (47:28) brings a difference of opinion if one should recite Birchas Hatorah after a sleepless night, and therefore rules that one need not say the b'racha (ספק ברכות להקל). However, if possible one should hear it said by someone else and respond "amen", as is usually done Shavuos morning. If no one slept, though, ...


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The Gemarah in Sotah brings a Posuk as its source and many Rishonim learn it as an actual Torah source but Rambam maintains it is just an asmachtah, and really it is just like all other Birchos Hamitzvos. He is a daas yahid on this issue. It seems that the exact tradition whether it was midioraisa or not was not explicitly taught and the Rishonim on each ...


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The Shulchan Aruch HaRav, in Hilchot Talmud Torah Chapter 2, Halacha 1, it says: אך פירוש המקרא ודרשות ההגדות יחשבו בכלל שליש במשנה לפי שהמשנה ג"כ פירוש התרי"ג מצות שבתורה‏ But explanations on the verses, as well as expositions and sayings are considered as "the third of Mishna", since the Mishna also explains the 613 Mitzvot in the Torah. ...


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Halacha Berurah 47:27 Women also say birkat hatorah every day because they're chayav to learn the laws that apply to them, for example hilchot Shabbat, tefillah, berachot, hilchot niddah and challah, and other halachot of issur and heter. In any event, they're not required to say birkat hatorah -- it's simply that if they want to, then they're permitted ...


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The Tur (OC 46) had the same issue as you. He writes that the custom around him was to say Birkot haTorah and some Torah content before Pesukei deZimra but after reciting the "Leolam Yehei" and "Attah Hu" prayers which themselves contain Torah content including verses. Accordingly he changed his own practice to say Birkot haTorah immediately after Elohai ...


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The Igur brought by the Beis Yosef(אר''ח סימן מ''ז) answers since they are responsible to know the Halachos of the Mitzvos they are responsible for they must therefore make a Bracha. The Minchas Chinuch(מצוה ת''ל ס''ק ה) asks on this that they are responsible to know the Halacha,but its not because they have to learn its because they have to know what to ...



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