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The seven blessings associated with Shema. Two blessings before the morning Shema, one blessing after the morning Shema, two blessings before the evening Shema, and two blessings after the evening Shema.

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Does Binah come from the heart or brain - Birkat Ahavat Olam

In the morning prayer in birkat Ahavat Olam /Ahava Rabbah we say וְתֵן בְּלִבֵּֽנוּ בִּינָה לְהָבִין וּלְהַשְׂכִּיל לִשְׁמֹֽעַ לִלְמוֹד וּלְ֒לַמֵּד put into our hearts [comprehension] to understand ...
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Asher Bidvaro - why these Shemot?

In the evening prayer for Shema, where we praise Hashem for bringing the night, etc, we then say 'Havaya Tzeva'ot' is your Name. Why is this His Name in this context?
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שמך vocalization before Shema

In Shakharit, the last word of אהבת עולם before the Bracha, is ״שמך״. In all the Siddurim I usually use, that word is vocalized as שִמְךָ. However, I have often heard people read it as שְמֶךָ. As far ...
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Is it a hefsek to eat or drink during kriat sh’ma

According to the Halacha, is it permitted for Jews to eat or drink during kriat Sh’ma, or no is that prohibited as a hefsek? Or no, is it not necessarily a hefsek to fulfilling the mitzvah?
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Understanding Parts of Krias Shema al Hamita [duplicate]

Some versions of Krias Shema al Hamita include the following language: בשם ה' אלוהי ישראל: מימיני מיכאל, משמאלי גבריאל, מלפני אוריאל, מאחורי רפאל ועל ראשי שכינת אל. ‏Where is the source of this ...
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Why don't we say "yimloch Hashem..." in the kedushah of birkos krias shema?

We say yimloch Hashem by the other kedushos by chazaras hashatz and by uva letzion (well, really we say Hashem yimloch...) What's different about the kedushah here?
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Doesn't Euphemizing "Who Makes Peace and Creates Evil" Before Reading the Shema Mitigate Shema's Awesome Power?

The first blessing in the morning before Shema is known as Yotzer Or. It begins: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם יוֹצֵר אוֹר וּבוֹרֵא חֽשֶׁךְ עֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם וּבוֹרֵא אֶת־הַכֹּל: ...
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Is there an opinion that holds the time for Krias Shema is sunset?

Based on my research, the opinions that I have found state that the time for reciting Shema is Tzeis HaKochavim. I have found the opinion (namely, the Rabbeinu Tam) that one can potentially fulfill ...
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Hashkiveinu Avinu Vs Hashkiveinu Hashem Elokeinu

In the bracha of Hashkiveinu, in ma'ariv, Ashkenazim (at least, all Ashkenazi communities and siddurim I've seen) start the bracha with השכיבנו ה' אלוקינו Whereas all Sefardi communities and ...
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Should I add verses in Kerias Shema on the bed

When saying the 3 parshiyot of Kerias Shema on the bed, should I add "Kel Melech Ne'eman" before the Kerias Shema (Since it is read Yechidi (alone) and not in Minyan). Should I say after ...
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End of Fourth Hour Approaching, Berachot of Keriyat Shema or Amidah?

According to general halacha, one may not recite the berachot of keriyat shema after the 4th halachic hour. Ashkenazim can do so if they were withheld from reciting them in their proper time for ...
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Source for saying Emes at end of Shema?

I was just learning the Mishna Berura and Aruch Hashulchan on this topic, and one thing that seemed to be strangely taken for granted by the Mishna Berura, without any source for it that I can find, ...
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Permissibility of Saying Shema and/or Berakhot After Third Hour

Are the Berakhot of the Shema allowed to be said after the third Halakhic hour, or both the Shema and the Berakhot?
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Shema Text not consistent

In the first paragraph of the Shema we say you need to love Hashem בכל לבבך ובכל נפשך ובכל מאדך, to love Hashem with all your heart, soul, and resources. But in the second paragraph of Shema, it says “...
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Does one who has no intention of sleeping say the blessing of Hashkivaynu after the evening Shema?

Does one who has no intention of sleeping during the night say the blessing of Hashkivaynu after the evening Shema?
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Shema in Pesukei D'zimra

When one says Shema in korbanot, is he yotzei in the mitzvah of Kriyat Shema? Its best to say shema with its brachot; however, if one were to fulfill the mitzvah of Shema by saying the verse in ...
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Why do we change the order?

In the brochos before the Shema we have the in הַמֵּאִיר לָאָרֶץ the phrase וּבְטוּבו מְחַדֵּשׁ בְּכָל יום תָּמִיד מַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית with the word וּבְטוּבו the first word in that phrase. We then ...
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Online resource for Marei Mekomos on the laws of Krias Shema

Does anyone know of an online resource for Marei Mekomos on Hilchos Krias Shema similar to this site: http://shaareihoraah.org/wordpress/?page_id=1046 Or even not similar.
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If one is in doubt whether they had already recited maariv should they say the blessings of shema with the shema or not?

one reason one might not do so is that the blessings of shema were instituted by the rabbis and with a safek d'rabanin one is often linient against a safek d'orysa (bracha levatala) one reason one ...
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אין כערכך ואין זולתיך - a mistaken addition?

In Shabbos Morning Davening, we read: אין כערכך ואין זולתך אפס בלתך ומי דומה לך. אין כערכך ה' אלוקינו בעולם הזה ואין זולתך מלכנו לחיי העולם הבא. אפס בלתך גואלנו לימות המשיח ואין דומה לך מושיענו ...
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Morning blessing before Shema - why "Borei et Hakol" and not "Borei Ra"?

The first blessing before the reading of the Shema in the morning prayer starts with בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה', אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעולָם, יוצֵר אור וּבורֵא חשֶׁךְ. עשה שָׁלום וּבורֵא אֶת הַכּל. ...
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Why do Ashkenazim recite both "ahavah rabbah" and "ahavat olam" but Sephardim only the latter?

In the paragraph before Kriyat Shema, the Ashkenazic custom is to begin with the words "ahavah rabbah" by Shacharit, and with the words "ahavat olam" by Ma'ariv/Arvit. The Sephardic custom is to ...
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Do you need to say hamapil right after saying the other parts of kriat shema?

My siddur has hamapil as the last thing said before sleeping (I know some of them have Hamapil before the end) , but I was wondering if it would still count if one were to say the other parts of Kriat ...
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Is there a redundancy in the 1st blessing of Shacharit Shema?

The first blessing of the Shacharit Shema begins: ... יוצר אור ובורא חשך עושה שלום ובורא את הכל Loose translation: "He fashions light and creates darkness. He makes peace and creates ...
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Explain the beginning words of the 1st blessing before Shacharit Shema

The first blessing before the Shacahrit Shema has the words יוצר אור ובורא חשך My understanding is that the two words יוצר and בורא are synonymous meaning "create". However, I gather that there is ...
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Hours for אהבה רבה on Shavuos; true or exaggeration?

In two recent shiurim I heard a story about a certain (don't remember the name) Yeshiva in pre-war Europe where they took (three?) hours to say אהבה רבה (the blessing before Shema) on the morning of ...
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Why do some people say the end of the 2nd bracha before Shema with the Shat"z?

I have noticed in many shuls (mainly Nusach Ashkenaz, though, I have seen in Nusach Sefard, as well) I have attended that some people conclude the end of the 2nd bracha before the Shema (Shacharit - ...
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Minhag to pause in middle of birkas kriyas shema

Many (if not all) shuls that I have been to have it such that in the first bracha of kriyas shema everyone reads until וכלם פותחים את פיהם בקדשה ובטהרה, בשירה ובזמרה, ומברכים ומשבחים ומפארים ...
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What happened to "dividing the Shema"? [duplicate]

The Mishnah in Talmud Bavli Megilah 23b mentions something called פורס על שמע. Rash"i explains that the term פורס means "to divide". the idea, here, is that if there is a minyan of people who arrived ...
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Speaking divrei torah after hamapil

Is it allowed to repeat psukim or to pray (uttering the words with your mouth) After you have finished your kiriat shma al hamita and said birkat hamapil? Would be Happy to See sources.
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Is there a practice of palming face by "shin" shape?

A friend of mine from B7 said that there's a custom to palm one's face during Kriyat Shma with shin-shaped hand. It looks like a Cohanim's hand shape, but it forms a shin-like shape. Who's custom is ...
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Answering Amen , Kaddish and Barchu during different parts of davening

Would anyone know where I could find a chart which lists the things your able to answer to (ex. Amen,Kaddish,Barchu) during the different parts of Davening (Pesukei DiZimrah,Birchos Krias Shemah,Krias ...
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What's behind the disagreement about the first words of the blessings immediately before Shema?

The Talmud, in Berachot 11b, records a disagreement between Shemuel and the rabbinic majority regarding the beginning of the blessings that we say immediately before Shema in the evening and in the ...
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Sequel to the Sefer " Laws of Daily Living "

There is a well known Sefer on Halacha called Laws of Daily Living by Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen , noted Posek and author. There is only one volume and the last topic is the laws of פסוקי דזמרה. Any ...
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Why are different Biblical verses used for Shacharit & Ma'ariv between "Hashem Yimloch" and the Bracha "Ga'al Yisra'el"?

The bracha after Kri'at Shema for both Shacharit and Ma'ariv have the phrase מי כמוכה followed by a short paragraph then י-י ימלוך Between the verse י-י ימלוך and the concluding bracha גאל ישראל we ...
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Should you sit during birchot shema?

I have observed during shacharit and arvit that the congregants all sit down during birchot shema before shemoneh esrei. Is this halachah or is it simply that the people would prefer to sit?
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How are Birchos Krias Shema blessings on Krias Shema?

The Ramban (Brachos 11b) writes that Birkas Kriyas Shema are blessings over the Mitzva of saying Shema. What's in the text of Birkas Kriyas Shema that has to do with Shema? It talks about angels, ...
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Attempting to stand for the kedusho in the blessings before the shema at Shacharis

In the section starting "יוצר אור" at Shacharis, there is a kedusho. When it is said, most people are sitting. I have seen some people who raise themselves slightly as if to get out of their seats for ...
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Shortened אמת ויציב

In Nusach Ashkenaz, particularly in western siddurim (Heidenheim, Bloch, et c.) There is a shortened version of the paragraphs of אמת ויציב and על הראשונים which is recited when a zulat (yotzer before ...
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Proof that Hashem recreates the world every day

It says in the first blessing before the morning Shema that Hashem renews, in His goodness, every day, the work of Creation, as it says: "To the One Who creates great luminaries, for eternal is His ...
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How does a verse in Yirmiyahu prove that one should say "אני ה' אלהיכם אמת" without interruption

In Talmud Berachot end of 14A, beginning of 14B, a reason is given why one does not make an interruption between "Ani Hashem Elokeichem" of the end of Shema, and "Emet": ‏א"ר ...
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Why is Birkas HaTorah necessary?

According to the Gemara (Brachos 11b), once one has made the blessing of Ahava Raba before saying Shema, than he no longer has to make birkas hatorah in order to learn Torah afterwords. The Shulchan ...
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אמת at the end of קריאת שמע when not saying the brachot

When saying k'riat sh'ma al hamitah, many (all?) people say the word emet at the end of the third paragraph. Also, I believe that the common practice when saying keriat sh'ma without the brachot (for ...
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Dagesh in Ne'umecha [closed]

Most nouns with a pronoun suffix and end with a short vowel have a dagesh chazak added. Examples: עַמִּי, כֻּלּוֹ, בָּתֵּינוּ. However, the word כִּנְאֻמֶךָ (in Emes Veyatziv) does not have a dagesh ...
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If you've missed Zeman Kriyas Shema, what should you do?

Suppose a fellow realizes at 9:16AM that the Gra Zeman Kriyas Shema was at 9:14 and he never said Kriyas Shema yet. Is there any gain by saying it immediately even though it is past the later Zeman ...
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Starting a bracha in the middle of Bircas Krias Shema, what to do?

One is not allowed to say certain brachas in the middle of bircas krias shema (even "between perakim" -- between certain parts of Bircas Krias Shema.) For example Asher Yatzer, or the bracha on a ...
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