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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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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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There is a chiyuv (obligation) to learn Torah each day, so one already has a chiyuv to say birchas haTorah.


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The Shla Hakadosh talks about this in parshas Yisro,I will bring the parable he brings which I believe answers this question. "There was a doctor who had a container which had the Sam hachaim(potion of life). His plan was to give it to his son. He saw that he had servants who might be jealous and want what's in the container.After realizing that the son ...


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According to Rav Ovadia Yosef (for sepharadim), you say morning berachot as normal starting from אלהי נשמה (and including birkat hatorah) at Alot HaShachar.


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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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Shulhan Aruch Y"D 246 says one must learn Torah, no matter what their financial position. In some siddurim they bring some baraytot and pesukim to say to fulfill this obligation.


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ANECDOTAL When this happened at my shul about 12 years ago, the rabbi simply sent someone up to say the b'rachos aloud on behalf of the congregation.


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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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Bais Yosef Orach Chaim 47:14 - Women are Mechuyav in Birchas HaTorah Yechave Da'as Chelek 3 Siman 72 page 230 says that we Pasken like this Bais Yosef.


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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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My Rav discussed the two apparently contradictory midrashim mentioned in Avodah Zarah. The simplest, though, not always most "satisfactory" answer is that midrashim are not always to be taken literally as a discription of events that actually occurred, but rather for the moral lessons they teach us. In this case, even though there is a midrash that ...


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There are minogim not to learn Tora shebektav between shkiya and hazot and not to learn at all in nitl - between shkiya and hazot at Christmas


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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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