If one takes a nap and has the intent to put tzitzit back on, does he need to make a new bracha when he does so? Is it considered hesach hadaas (loss of concentration)? Or does his intent obviate that issue? What is the time period required?

  • I seem to recall that prior intent interrupted is still considered a hefsek. When you're asleep, you aren't actively intending anything about your tzitzit, despite what you thought before you took a nap. Feb 23, 2015 at 16:55
  • Similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/55799
    – msh210
    Feb 26, 2015 at 7:24

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I heard from Rav Gershon Meltzer a posek in yeshivas Mir that if you had intention to put it back on its not called a hefsek. Same issue with repeating birchas hatorah since you intend to wake soon after. He waif at most its a safek and safek brachos lekula. He suggested to sleep in them none theless in order to accommodate all opinions

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  • Or just put on a different pair upon awaking.
    – Double AA
    Feb 23, 2015 at 17:07
  • I guess also have /n mind that you are being mafsik and for sure when you wake up you'll have to make a new brocho Feb 23, 2015 at 17:09
  • Truthfully this question is dependent on whether if it falls off even by accident do you need to make a new brocho. The gra says you do Feb 23, 2015 at 17:12

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