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Some of these interpretations are mine: The blessings of course are prophecies. They do not actually come from Yitzchak's own words but from G-d. In order to "find" a blessing for Eisav after the original one had been "taken" by Yaakov, Yitzchak had to see Ruach Hakodesh. The G'mora identifies the prophets and all the Patriarchs, including Yitzchak, are ...


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The Ohr HaChaim explains that Yitzchok realized that Eisav would now hate and curse Ya’akov, and because he had said to Ya’akov “those that curse you shall be cursed” he did not wish to bless Eisav since this would contradict this, and therefore he tried to avoid giving Eisav a blessing. He continues that the reason why Yitzchak relented and gave him a ...


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Chanukas Hatorah gives the following answer in explanation as to why Rashi says וזהו איטליאה של יון. Gemara Shabbos 56b says that when King Solomon married the daughter of Paaroh the angel Gavriel came down from heaven and placed a rod in the sea upon which eventually was built the big city of Rome, which is Italia Shel Yavan. בשעה שנשא שלמה את בת פרעה ...


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My friend explained that the blessings that Yitzchak originally intended for Eisav were brachos for materialism in order to support Yaakov's learning, similar to Yissachar and Zevulun, in a way. However, Rivkah didn't think that this would work out so well, because she saw that whatever materialism that Eisav had at the time, was used entirely to please ...


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The 'hei' is the equivalent of saying 'asher' or 'that'


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Only the final time you wake up in the morning.


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This is a big discussion among the halachic authorities. The Rivevos Ephraim 8:86 brings down that its a machlokes so he came up with an idea to take oneself out of the safek. He suggests after drinking the coffee he should drink a cup of water so he can definitely make a bracha achrona. Rav Chaim Shaul Eizenstaht told the Rivevos Ephraim that he heard from ...


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The Taz to Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 210:1 writes regarding liquor that since it cannot be drunk as quickly as would be required for the normal shiur of beracha acharona on a drink, its shiur is at the standard of whatever people normally drink. This logic can be applied to hot drinks as well, and the Ba'er Heitev Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 204:12 cites ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in סימן נא - כללים בברכה אחרונה says: סעיף ו': שָׁתָה מַשְׁקֶה חַם בִּמְעַט מְעַט, (כְּגוֹן טֵה אוֹ קַאפֶע), כֵּיוָן שֶׁאֵינוֹ שׁוֹתֶה בְּפַעַם אַחַת כַּשִּׁעוּר, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁדֶּרֶךְ שְׁתִיָּתוֹ בְּכָךְ, מִכָּל מָקוֹם אֵין מִצְטָרְפִין וְאֵינוֹ מְבָרֵךְ בְּרָכָה אַחֲרוֹנָה (ר"י). ‏ If you drink anything hot in small ...


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According to Rav Bentzion Abba Shaul 2:perek 12:5 that if the dough is plain(not mixed with milk or oil) and tomato sauce and cheese is placed ontop not inside the dough it is hamotzei. See footnotes as well. It also seems that the amount of slices make no difference since it is considered pas.


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See this article which related this question to the Atzeres Hatefila event. (I'm unfamiliar with what this event is or when it occurred. I just noticed the article as it relates to answering your question.) Excerpt: Prior to the event, the question was raised whether the bracha can be recited if unable to ascertain whether there truly are 600,000 in ...


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The Halacha is that you are not allowed to count people. But you could count noses, or shirts, or left shoes, or ... (source: Magen Avraham O.C. 156 - 4th wide line of right column here).


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Rabbi Binyamin Shmueli and Rabbi Eliezer Altshuler concur that one does not say Modeh Ani when waking up and returning to sleep, one only says it the final time they wake up in the morning.


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The Aruch HaShulchan O.C. 207:2 defends and prefers the Mishna Brurah's nusach. The argument for the Mem is that in several places in the Torah we find Nefesh followed by a masculine verb, because when referring to the whole person, of which the Nefesh is a part, then the masculine should be used. Only when refering to the Nefesh distinctly as the part of a ...


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There is a bracha on shechita, here is the wording: ברוך אתה ה' אלוקינו מלך העולם אשר קדשנו במצוותיו וציוונו על השחיטה ~ SA YD 19:1 (see also Simlah Chadashah at 19:1) Rambam writes (Hil. Brachos 11:12) that if one slaughters his own קרבן פסח (Pesach offering), he makes a different bracha: אשר קדשנו במצוותיו וציוונו לשחוט ( h/t DoubleAA for ...


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This article is quite detailed on explaining when you don't need to make a bracha. The article contains source references, as well. Excerpts: A bracha is recited when we experience pleasure from eating the food that God has provided. This primarily includes pleasure due to “taste” – i.e. pleasure in the mouth or throat. Similarly, if a food is ...


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Often, when someone comes to a synagogue to pray who never does otherwise, and it's not a red-letter day on the calendar, it's because he's commemorating a relative's yahrzeit that day and wants to be with a minyan to say kadish. I propose that the rabbi assumed that about you. Many have the custom of lighting a candle on a relative's yahrzeit.



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