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Just a copy/paste from a nice article on the subject found HERE Avigdor Shinan introduces “Eishet Chayil” in the Siddur that he edited and annotated, as follows: This biblical passage has been included in the Siddur since the 17th century (when Kabbalists established other portions of the Friday night liturgy, such as poem Lecha Dodi—jb). Its ...


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The minhag is to say it once for everyone but Rabbi Shurkin says that Rav Yoshe Ber Soloveitchik would tell it to every single avel individually.


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Shulchan Aruch O.C. 212:1 כל שהוא עיקר ועמו טפילה (פירוש דבר בלתי נחשב) מברך על העיקר ופוטר את הטפילה בין מברכה שלפניה בין מברכה שלאחריה Anything which is primary and has a secondary with it, make the blessing on the primary and exempt the secondary, both in the blessing before and after. This applies to a food no matter how "special" it is, as ...


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Is it correct to treat the greeting as an immutable formula, the way people and machzorim do? (E.g., is that how we should read the Rama?) Sources, please. Well, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in סימן קכט - הלכות ראש השנה says: סעיף ח' לְאַחַר גְּמָר תְּפִלַּת מַעֲרִיב בְּלֵיל רִאשׁוֹן, נוֹהֲגִין לוֹמַר כָּל אֶחָד לַחֲבֵרוֹ, לְשָׁנָה טוֹבָה תִּכָּתֵב ...


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Looks like it's a Haeitz. Sources: brochos.com which appears to be from the CRC.


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See this article: Authorities dispute whether the berachah of shehecheyahu is entirely subjective, depending on the subjective joy a person feels, or whether the berachah includes an objective element, whereby if a garment or item is not important, and does not usually induce joy, one cannot recite the blessing. According to the Rosh, the ...


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For the five gifts of Terumah Gedolah/Terumat Maaser/Maaser Rishon/Maaser Sheni/Maaser Ani: Chochmat Adam (Shaarei Tzedek 10:13) writes that the relevant blessings are Lehafrish Teruma/Terumat Maaser/Maaser/Maaser Sheni/Maaser Ani. Be'er Moshe (5:107:4) writes that while he thinks the Rash held the blessings would be Lehafrish Teruma/Terumat ...


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The source is the implication of Berachos 36a. The Gemara is discussing making a blessing on the oil in a mixture of oil and juice in which you want the oil more because you want it to soothe your throat. The Gemara questions why it isn't obvious that the blessing would be on the oil if it is overtly what you want more. פשיטא מהו דתימא כיון דלרפואה קא ...


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In terms of praying to get out of a certain situation, the Nefesh Hachaim addresses this question in Sha'ar Bet, Perek Yud Aleph (Translation from The Soul of Life) For in truth, we would wonder how it could be appropriate to plead in any way from Him (blessed be His name) to relieve him of his suffering and torments. As with the healing of the body, if ...


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Many Rabbanim don't like the idea of 'Mezonos bread' calling it a contradiction in terms. See http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/mezonos-bread.html Many quote the Da’as Torah (168:7) as allowing one to recite mezonos (and not having to wash and bentsch) even if one can’t taste the juice, providing that the main ingredient is juice, etc. R’ ...


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An example can be the fact that the Torah commands a sick person to go to the doctor (Rapo Yerapei). That is if someone causes damage to a person, the damager is required to arrange for his healing. In all cases, we say that a person must perform histadlus (attempt to act) knowing that the success or failure of the action is up to Hashem. Similarly, getting ...


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So when Ya'akov Avinu came to receive his blessing from his father Yitzhak Avinu, were they transgressing the Torah, G-d forbid? I don't think so.


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I will have to wait until tonight to cite my sources, but: 1) When one makes a bracha on some food, it is assumed to cover all foods with the same bracha that are on the table. 2) Same as 1 3) If you are eating at someone else's house, a bracha is assumed to cover all food of that bracha that is brought out. This is because a guest doesn't know what food ...


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In Brachos 64a we find 'when leaving a friend don't say leich bishalom (go in peace) but rather leich lishalom (go for peace) etc, when leaving a dead person don't say leich lishalom, but rather leich bishalom etc'. Being in a state of shalom is reserved for the dead. Hashalom, THE peace, is the epitome of this state of being.


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There is no Mitzva to blow Shofar on Rosh haShana. Accordingly, there is no Bracha on doing so. This is a Mitzva to hear the Shofar being blown, and there is a Bracha said before doing so ("...and commanded us to hear the blasts of the Shofar"). Everyone who is fulfilling the Mitzva should say a Bracha. In general, if multiple people are doing a Mitzva ...


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It is on the flavouring. According to the famous Birkas Hashem (maamarim 1, quoted by the responsum on the topic - see below), there wouldn't be a need for a Bracha on flavourless gum. People don't typicaly chew such gum today, choosing only flavoured gums. http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/kosher-gum.html While there are poskim (Birkas ...


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Excerpts from this blog entry: The gemara (Sanhedrin 42a) describing kiddush levana, states regarding women: אמר ליה רב אחא לרב אשי: במערבא מברכי ברוך מחדש חדשים, אמר ליה: האי - נשי דידן נמי מברכי The basic implication of the gemara seems to be that although women recite a shorter beracha, they do say something. Similarly, the Meiri ...


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I believe that brachot that require an action following it cannot be interrupted, except for things that are needed to fulfill that action. This is true for the person making the blessing as well as those who answer "Amen" to become part of it. For example, if the mavdil (person making havdallah) interrupted between the bracha and smelling the spices, the ...


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The reason being, that there are 2 types of Borei Pri Hagefen. The first type is the classic one: You want to drink wine and you first have to make a Bracha. This is called ברכת הנהנין - a Bracha before enjoying something. The second type is the "Shira" type. The Borei Pri Hagefen is the Bracha we use in that case - we then say other Brachot - and then ...



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