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This is discussed in the Sefer ליקוטי שושנים on page 13. Essentially he answers: Since we bless Hashem during the Birkat Hamazon (Grace After Meals), there's no need to first bless Him before doing the Mitzva. There's no need to make a Bracha on a Bracha, since the point of making the Bracha is taken care of as we say the actual Bracha. Similarly we ...


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The Mishna Berurah in siman 139 #16 makes a distinction between someone who started to finish the bracha by saying the name of Hashem in ברוך אתה ה׳ נותן התורה or not. If he did not say Hashem's name of the finishing bracha yet, he stops and says אשר בחר בנו. If he has already said that Shem Hashem, he finishes that bracha, the Torah is read, and ...


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Bottom line, it's a machlokes.. Dose of Halacha writes: While R’ Benzion Abba Shaul (Ohr Letzion 2:14:40n) writes that one should say ..oseh maaseh bereishis upon seeing the Dead Sea, R’ Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (Halichos Shlomo 23:n43) and R’ Shmuel Wosner (Shevet Halevi 9:47) held that one doesn’t recite a beracha as it was not created during the Six ...


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Rabbi Daniel Neustadt says the following in note 3 of Weekly Halacha Several sources report that the Chafetz Chayim eventually changed his ruling and exempted cooked fruits served as dessert from a blessing; see Orchos Rabbeinu 66 and Vezos ha-Berachah, pg. 78. [Others dispute that the Chafetz Chayim changed his ruling.] Reportedly, Harav A. ...


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שיתוף does not mean "intermediary." In fact, it is a common Jewish practice to ask an intermediary who one sees as more worthy of having his prayers answered to daven for something. This is one of the roles of a chasidic rebbe, for example. The concept of shituf is ascribing partnership to God. The word literally means "grouping." It is forbidden to claim ...


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The source of this Halacha is the Mishna (Brachot 9:2) that does not differentiate between comets, earthquakes, lightning, thunder and winds. It's obvious that you only saw the comets and lightning and heard the thunder. You can't touch them. It also doesn't say you have to climb the mountains, swim in the ocean or enter the desert. there too it just says ...


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The custom to respond to a greeting/wish-for-peace by giving some additional blessing - and expressing that additional blessing by 'doubling' the received wish - seems to go back at least to the times of the gemara: see Gitin 62a, where it talks about greeting gentiles working the land during shmita, and refers to "doubling" the "Shalom." (Apparently the ...


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Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef (Orahh Hayim 174:8) states (my translation): ואם התחיל לשתות או לאכול בתוך הסעודה, וממשיך לשתות או לאכול הדבר אחרי ברכת המזון, צריך לברך. And if one started drinking or eating during a meal and continues drinking or eating the item after Birkat HaMazon, one must make a blessing.


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This is in a Mishna in Berachos 9:2. The meaning (as stated by Rabbi Ovadia Bartenura there) is that He does good to me and good to others.


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Rav Ovadia Bartenura addresses your question regarding lighting (Brachos 9:2) s.v. ברוך שכוחו מלא עולם. Quoting Brachos 59a, he points to Tehilim 135:7 "He made lightning for the rain." Regarding Bereishis saying it hadn't rained yet, those events (including the subsequent rain) still happened on the sixth day (according to Rashi for sure). Regarding the ...


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According to note 34 on 59a3 in the Schottenstein edition of Masechet Brachot, "Rashi comments that barka connotes a flash, a light. His comments may bear upon the view of Chayei Adam (cited in Mishna Berurah 227:3) that lightning arising from heat alone does not warrant a blessing." The gemara there discusses lightning in the context of clouds ...


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As mentioned in @gershongold 's link, the Rema (Orach Chaim 239: 2) writes: וְיִקְרָא קְרִיאַת שְׁמַע סָמוּךְ לְמִטָּתוֹ, וְאֵין אוֹכְלִים וְשׁוֹתִים וְלֹא מְדַבְּרִים אַחַר קְרִיאַת שְׁמַע שֶׁעַל מִטָּתוֹ, אֶלָּא יִישַׁן מִיָּד That is, after reciting kriyat shma in bed one doesn't eat, drink, or speak, but rather sleeps immediately. Also cited are ...


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The sources that are being discussed do not actually mention feeling (or seeing, for that matter) the wind. They just says "on the wind..." I saw a sefer called עין ישראל cited in a likkut sefer (I don't recognize the sefer, though) in which he explains that the point of these blessings are because one is awed by these experiences. Therefore, the measure ...


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Since the glass or bottle of wine is on the table when the original beracha of "borei pri ha'gafen" was made, I don't see why one should consider making "hatov ve'ha'maytiv." On a secondary note, I seriously doubt that anyone can notice a marked improvement in a glass of wine afte five minutes unless they talk themselves into it. I used to sell wine and ...



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