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perhaps it was due to their eating bread from the heaven for 40 years (Manna), whose blessing was (according to some) hamotzi lechem min hashamayim, so when they switched to wheat bread, they said simply hamotzi lechem min aretz.


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BeDi'Avad if one recited Sefirat Ha'Omer with a berakhah during Be'in HaShemashot, he fulfilled his obligation (Mishnah Berurah, Siman 489, s.q. 15 in the name of "Magen Avraham and other aḥaronim"). Since there may still well be broad daylight during this time, perhaps one can rely on this opinion while travelling in a part of the world where the sun never ...


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The olive oil we get in the store is not really pure olive oil, as such it has nothing to do with that Gemara. Our "pure extra virgin olive oil" is roughly 30% real olive oil, the rest is made up of other cheaper oils or processed to change the natural taste of the oil. See here and here for starters, but this seems to be a well documented fact. In fact, ...


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Everyone seems to be relating to this as ברכת המצווה but why do we not consider itברכת הנהנין?! And surely you could see it before you get into the sexual activity just as you say a blessing before eating?


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You only make a brachah on water if you are thirsty. Since a sotah does not drink the sotah water because of thirst, then there would be no brachah. And I doubt there would be a Birkat HaMitzvoh.


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This is a big Machloket Rishonim. The Rambam (Tzitzit 3:9), among others, rules that women may not say blessings on Mitzvot they are not obligated in, while Rabbeinu Tam and the Rashba (RH 33a), among others, rule they may. In OC 589:6, the Shulchan Arukh rules like the former group while the Rama notes the custom is like the latter group (though in his ...


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I found this: משנה. מי שהיה עבד או אשה או קטן מקרין אותו – עונה אחריהן מה שהן אומרין, ותבא לו מאירה. אם היה גדול מקרא אותו – עונה אחריו הללויה, מקום שנהגו לכפול – יכפול, לפשוט – יפשוט, לברך – יברך, הכל כמנהג המדינה. One who has a slave, a woman, or a minor read [the Hallel] to him, he must repeat after them what they say, and a curse be ...



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