If a person doesn't have Tallit, Tzitzit, or Tefillin, does a person say the morning blessings regarding them during Shacharit?

  • What would be the rationale to say "...להתעטף בציצית" when one isn't wrapping himself in a tallit? Same goes for the others. Rule is: "all blessings for mitzvot are recited before their performance" (BT Pes. 7b).
    – Oliver
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 3:21
  • @Oliver I'm not sure that adage is universally true regarding Birkot Hashachar. As I understand, one says Al Netilat Yadayim even if one did not wash his hands in the morning. Likewise, Asher Yatzar is said even if one did not use the rest room.
    – DanF
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 3:36
  • @DanF You are right to the extent that some (unfortunately -IMHO- many) recite those 2 blessings in shul, but 1) it's not so halachically preferred, and more importantly 2) those can be classified as birchot ha'shvach.
    – Oliver
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 3:59
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    Which morning blessings regard Tallit, Tzitzit or Tefillin? "Oter Yisrael beTifarah"?
    – Double AA
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 13:26

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Not all the morning blessings are said every morning.

Those that thank Gcd for awakening from sleep, like Elokuy Neshomo, are skipped if one didn't sleep.

Asher Yotzar is not said if one didn't go to the bathroom.

Blessing for Tallit, Tzitzit and Tefillin are said when one puts them one. If one doesn't put them one then one can't say them. For example, On Tisha B'Av we skip the Brachot for Tallit and Tefillin in the morning and only say them at Mincha, since we only put on Tallit and Tefillin at Mincha.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 7.

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    Fyi some say to say asher yatzar in the morning even if one didn't use the restroom, although the MB recommends using the restroom first.
    – robev
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 13:15

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