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The word sechvi can mean a rooster or the heart. Just as God gave the rooster an understanding of the difference between day and night, we thank Him that He gave our heart the understanding that it is time to wake up and serve Him (based on Artscroll which cites the Rosh). The Chidushei HaRim (from here) explains it as a daily reminder that, just as HaShem ...


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Boreh Nefashot has easier halachot than Birkat HaMazon and Me'eyn Shalosh, and so even though it is preferable to say it where you ate, so as not to forget to say it if you leave, it's not mandatory. Source - Rabbi Eliezer Melamed here, with a few sources mentioned there as well. He also mentions some who say that if it's one of the seven minim then it ...


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Tosfot on Talmud Brachot 60b as cited on p. 102, here, says: He makes this blessing even if he did not hear the rooster because this blessing was established to acknowledge the benefit that we receive from sunlight that the rooster senses and the rooster receives a benefit from the sunlight. In other words, we receive the same benefit of sunlight ...


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Tosefos to Berachos 36b, s.v. ברטיבא, writes that sap gets a העץ based on a verse, כי יערי אם דבשי (Shir Hashirim ch. 5).


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Machtzis Hashekel 690:1 says that since the one making the Bracha has to stand, therefore the one hearing the Bracha of Megila has to also stand from the Din of Shomai'a K'oneh שומע כעונה. Shulchan Shlomo 690:1 says that it seems to him that the one hearing the Bracha of Megila should also be standing. Kaf Hachaim 585:1:1 - towards end in discussing ...


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Yes there are many lists of most common brakhot on food and other occasions, e.g., Halachipedia on food and more broadly Chabad on food and other occasions OU on food God bless you :->


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I wrote this up as a question here although it is not an exact duplicate. Like you I believe we might need to say a blessing right away. See here for one possible source confirming this from R Herschel Schachter in a lecture on whether mezuza is a mitsva d'oraita or d'rabbanan (since the accepted view is that it is d'rabbanan for renters) who concludes that ...


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I think the premise to your question is mistaken. The situation of delaying a blessing only applies if you don't know how long you're renting for and are concerned you will be living there LESS than 30 days. But if you have a set lease for more than 30 days (and will be living there long term) then you should put a mezuzah up as soon as possible with a ...


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Bottom line it depends what you're putting it on for. From Dose of Halacha: ..The Mishna Berura (14:11) writes that when one borrows a friend’s Tallis to Daven for the Amud, one should make a Bracha. The Aruch Hashulchan (OC 91:2) and Kaf Hachaim (OC 147:4) write that one who receives an Aliya (or any other Kibbud) should wear a Tallis out of respect for ...


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Assuming that your question asks in general, if one who has already made a blessing earlier in the day on either the tallit katan or the tallit gadol, the answer is in Shulchan Aruch OC 8. He states that whenever there is a hefsek (interruption), one must make a new bracha on the tallit. I think Magen Avraham does mention a possible exception regarding the ...


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You should wait until finishing drinking and then make one after-Bracha on your whole meal or snack. To do otherwise would be to cause a Bracha She'ayna Tzricha.


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Perhaps the fact that you are thinking about can actually be directed to proper Kavanna. Rav Avigdor Miller writes in his sefer, Shaarei Orah, that one should be thankful of the fact that he is healthy and does not have to have troubles in regard to his health as there are people who do not have such. If it can be channelled in a way in which you can be ...


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First, some background: The idea that each traditional berakhah and tefiyllah that can be found within the prayerbook has a specific number of words - even a prescribed number of letters within each word - and that each one is thereby meant to express a mystical meaning through gematriya (thus "proving" that it was transmitted perfectly from the time of the ...


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At my wedding, we split the seven Brachos into 6 honors (the first and second brachos together, since the 1st is not unique to a wedding, then each subsequent bracha alone). I have been to many, many weddings and this same paradigm was used. The Mesader Kedushin was Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky.


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The real question here is not so much what are the components of the medication but rather whether or not it has a good taste. If it has no taste, it doesn't require a blessing at all. We only say blessings on food that have good taste (ha'naat grono, pleasure of the throat) or nutritional value (water has no taste but we still enjoy it when thirsty). If ...


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I just asked a Rav I know a very similar question: what if I was eating a banana and sipping water (which does not usually get a bracha acharona). He told me to say a Bracha Acharona upon finishing the banana. This would cancel both the haadama and the shehakol. I would then be required to wait five minutes or so, and then say a new bracha on my drink. I ...


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Independently and in addition to what @kitzur wrote, these questions are really hard to answer in general because they depend on the preference of the eater, e.g., one person might eat the sushi for the rice, another person might eat it for the fish and that changes the ikar. See for instance towards the bottom of here. The easiest practical way out of the ...



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