Which four brachos are said exactly once every year outside of Israel?

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1)Seeing the first blossoms in the spring (OC 226:1).

2)Bedikas chametz (OC 432:1).

3)The special bracha of "Nachem" during the Mincha Amida of Tisha B'Av (OC 557:1).

4)Lighting candles on erev Yom Kippur (OC 610:2, AS 296).

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    #3 is not true in many sephardi minhagim -- we say Nachem during Arvit and Shacharit as well.
    – Chanoch
    Jul 12, 2010 at 0:07
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    Here's a fifth: The brocha of Kedushas Hayom in Yom Kippur Musaf.
    – user146
    Jul 13, 2010 at 0:30
  • @AY: I was considering that, but decided against it as it has the same chatima as the beracha of kedushat hayom in the other tefillot
    – Chanoch
    Jul 15, 2010 at 13:37

The reason why this question is restricted to outside of israel is becuase three special berachot in the seder are said once a year in Eretz Yisrael, and twice a year outside of Israel:

  • Ga'al Yisrael
  • Al achilat matzah
  • Al achilat maror.
  • And Kiddush for Shavuot, Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret.
    – Double AA
    Dec 27, 2011 at 15:59

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