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Shadal explains that the pasuk is talking in the general case, even if in individual specific cases, it was not a blessing. Each, as he blessed them: which, each one, he blessed in accordance with his blessing, a specific blessing to each of them. (And so I have found afterwards to the Ramban in parashat Miketz.) And if there are those among them he ...


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This answer is for the case of someone who has not well identified the food when starting the Bracha and toward the end rectified his mistake. The halacha is presented by reading the Text of Baal Hamaor. Rif Brachot on Dape Harif 6a (strangely our version of Rif is congruent with the Pshat of the Baal Hamaor.): פשיטא היכא דנקט כסא דחמרא בידיה וקסבר ...


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The Gemara in Bava Metzi'a (42a) says that you make a bracha before counting your grain, because (according to R' Dessler in Michtav Me'eliyahu at the beginning of his piece on Neis vs. Teva) Hashem might add grain without you noticing - a Neis Nistar.* The Ritva, in line with R' Dessler's p'shat (or rather, the p'shat that R' Dessler would later say), ...


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Mistakes in Brachot are discussed in Masechet Brachot in two places. We will examine one of them, the relevant one for this question. When someone - 1 - already said the name of G-d, and when - 2 - only one bracha is needed, (not a couple of consecutive Brachot as in Havdala), and - 2 - the said Bracha and the needed Bracha are linked (in their function), e....


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I don't think so, reductum ad absurdum, if I would see a beautiful fallen oak leaf sprinkled with dew sparkling in the sunlight could I make a beracha on a leaf?


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I've gone to two and they've been very inspiring with a lot of Torah teachings and stories of miracles. There were women of all ages and even some children from second and third grade up. We were given sheets to put the names of people who need a refuah, or assistance in any way in the different categories and told to think about them when we got up to that ...


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R' Tzvi Pesach Frank (Har Tz'vi OC §106) would seem to hold that you should make another ha'eitz. The reason is that you intended that a different b'racha would be needed to cover the mango and that your original ha'eitz wouldn't cover it.1 R' Ben Tzion Abba Shaul (Or L'Tziyon 14:15) is less certain (he brings arguments each way), and he concludes that one ...


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First. This topic is a bit complex. Here are some relevant parameters: Owner or invited for food? An invited person does not blessing two times even if the fruits were not in front of him (summarized from Bet Yosef OC 179, paragraph 5). Was the food in the house or not? If this food is a gift that comes suddenly from an other house, even invited persons ...


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Regarding a veg. or fruit smoothie that's not using grapes or one of the other 7 species of fruits, from the Brachot site: Q43) What bracha does one make on a fruit or veggie smoothie / protein shake? We drink a lot of shakes. Generally the ingredients go as follows: Always present in every shake: Soy milk or Almond milk, Banana, plant-based ...


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I assume that you know that it is allowed to bless in any language and you ask for the meaning of each one of the criteria. You ask for blessing pattern. 1. for need to say Ata, 2. to say Name, 3. and to say Kingdom. In Gemara and poskim, we see that the precise words are not the point. We can find 3 rules in Talmud: (1) To change a blessing from the ...


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The Bracha Al Haadama is cited in tosfot Brachot in name of the machzor of Rabenu Tam (an annotation written by Rabbenu tam in his Machzor), Tosfot said also that Rabenu Tam further reversed his position. The bracha was a birkat Me'en shalosh (as al hamichia or al haets or al hagefen for 7 species of fruits for which torah praised the country of Israel) but ...


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After the communal Torah reading on sabbath mornings, most Ashkenazic congregations recite this prayer: He who blessed our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, should bless this entire holy congregation, along with all other holy congregations, them, their wives, children, and all that is their. Those who designate synagogues for prayer; those who pray in ...


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This is an interesting question: The problem is with feces Feces of chickens you explain what is in contact and from what the smell comes. You say that shoes are in contact with feces but was washed, and the smell partially disappear. Are feces of chicken considered as a problem according to the Halacha? Yes and no! See Gemara Brachot 25a: לא ...


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In the "Siddur Vilna" immediately preceding Mincha they print what's entitled "Prayer Before Doing Business". It's not clear where this prayer comes from, but I'm not sure how much that matters (רחמנא ליבא בעי).


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There is an "addition" for Parnasa that is printed in the Art Scroll and can be inserted into the prayer Shema Koleinu. The prayer in the Amidah that begins "Barech Aleinu" is generally intended for agricultural success in the land, but not individual parnasa as such. There are other prayers for Parnasa that appear in many siddurim and are intended to be ...


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It is not clear that shepha beracha comes from Hashem since Hashem handed the koach ha'beracha to the avos. Es asher tevorech etc. I.e. shepha is like a tide of water that comes down through the generations which has caused our continuation till today. The question is how do you tap into it? Probably by identifying with the cause of the continuation of ...


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Yes, something similar is ruled regarding Birkat Hamazon. See Bet Yosef Orach Chayim siman 180, paragraph 5. here is some quotes of Bet yosef and Shulchan aruch and Acharonim. כתב הרוקח בסימן של"ב מכסין סכין בשעת ברכת המזון על שם "לא תניף עליהם ברזל" (דברים 27, 5). במכילתא (פרשה י"א הלכה ח') אינו דין שיניף וכו' המקצר המקצר על המאריך ושלחן כמזבח בשילהי ...


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Yerushalmi Chagigah 2:1, דבר אחר ולמה בבי"ת שהוא בלשון ברכה ולא באל"ף שהוא לשון ארירה אמר הקדוש ברוך הוא איני בורא את עולמי אלא בבי"ת שלא יהו כל באי העולם אומרין היאך העולם יכול לעמוד ונברא בלשון ארירה אלא הריני בורא אותו בבי"ת בלשון ברכה ואולי יעמוד.‏ Tanchuma Bereishis 5, למה פתח בברייתו של עולם בבי"ת ולא באל"ף והלא א' ראש לכל האותיות אלא לפי ...


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Maharsha (Brachot 57b), quoted by R Akiva Eiger OC 224, gives the following text for destroying Avoda Zara in Israel: ברוך אתה ה אלוהינו מלך העולם אשר קידשנו במצוותיו וצוונו לעקור [ע"ז] מארצינו (RAE doesn't explicitly limit this to Israel, and it's not clear to me if he thought this was obvious because the Mitzva isn't as strong in the Diaspora or if ...


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There is no minimum amount below which it is not considered "going to the bathroom" for the sake of making a blessing. The Shulchan Arukh addresses this question explicitly: אֵין שִׁעוּר לְהַשְׁתִּין מַיִם כִּי אֲפִלּוּ לְטִפָּה אַחַת חַיָּב לְבָרֵךְ, שֶׁאִם יִסָתֵם הַנֶּקֶב מִלְּהוֹצִיא הַטִּפָּה הַהִיא הָיָה קָשֶׁה לוֹ וְחַיָּב לְהוֹדוֹת:‏ ...



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