Questions tagged [birchos-hatorah]

Questions regarding the three blessings made on the Torah, as part of the daily morning blessings and preceding or following the Torah Reading (Kriat Hatorah)

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Why isn't the bracha of “אשר נתן לנו תורת אמת” included in the daily Birkas HaTorah?

For Birchos HaTorah in the morning we recite (at least acc to Minhag Ashkenaz): 1) "לַעֲסוק בְּדִבְרֵי תורָה" followed by "וְהַעֲרֶב נָא" 2) "נותֵן הַתּורָה" Question: Why don't we also make ...
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When was Birkat haTorah composed and added to the liturgy?

Do we know when Birkat haTorah was composed and added as an obligatory blessing to be said before learning Torah? Is it just something done by Anshei Knesset haGedolah or do we have any other ...
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If someone said אהבה רבה before ברכת התורה without having in mind for ברכות התורה us he יוצא Birchos Hatorah?

According to the Ramban (השגות לספר המצוות להרמב"ם שכחת העשין טו) that birchos Hatorah is a Mitzvah מדאורייתא, If someone said אהבה רבה before ברכת התורה without having in mind for ברכות התורה is he ...
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Are short Halachic answers permitted before Birchos Hatorah?

If someone is asked a yes-or-no question of Halacha before he said Birchos Hatorah, May he answer? If Someone is asked what bracha is made on a certain food, (or any similar short-answer question) ...
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Why don’t we learn Torah directly after Birchas HaTorah?

Maybe I’ve just never seen it, but does anyone actually learn Torah directly following Birchas HaTorah at the beginning of Shachris? Maybe there’s good reason not to (like our Tefillos should be ...
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Saying Pesukim prior to saying Birchas HaTorah [duplicate]

In many Sidurim the putting on of Talis and Tefilin and Ma Tovu are listed prior to Birchas HaTorah. Some people say Birchas HaTorah as soon as they awake and prior to saying these Pesukim. However ...
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Must one say a blessing before writing Torah thoughts?

Suppose one wakes up in the morning, and comes up with a chiddush in some subject of Torah. Must he say the blessing for studying Torah before writing it down?
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Learning w/o saying Birchas HaTorah

If someone,for whatever reason, cannot say Birchas HaTorah, would that person nevertheless be able to learn Torah that day?
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Should we say birchas ha-torah before each Passover seder?

Why not precede or start the Passover seder with birchas ha-torah? Is the content of the Passover Seder material that should be preceded by birchas ha-torah? If so, why is birchas ha-torah not in the ...
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Why do we say the normal Mishnayos after Birkas HaTorah on Tisha BeAv?

After Birkas HaTorah in the morning, we say a Pasuk (VaYedaber ... YeVarechecha ... VaAni Avarachem), a Mishna (Eilu Dvarim SheEin LaHem Shiyur ... VeTalmud Torah) and some Gemara (Eilu Devarim ...
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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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Chosen Nation? Or Last option? [duplicate]

We say every day "Asher Bachar Banu Mi'Kol Ha'amim" - Chosen from among all the nations. Yet we all know the famous medrash (quoted in Avodah Zara 2b) which says that G-d went to all the nations and ...
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What does one do if he makes a mistake in Brachos before Birkas HaTorah?

If one makes a mistake in saying a Bracha (like he started saying a bracha and remembered that he shouldn't say it) after saying "Baruch Atah Hashem", he should finish it off with "lamdeini chukecha" ...
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Torah learning any time of the day

Can I wake up at any time of night/early morning, say birchat haTorah, and begin to learn? Is there any time of night/early morning I cannot do this? Is there ever a time in which learning Torah ...
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How can Birchoth Keriath Shema' substitute for Birchoth HaTorah?

Birchoth Keriath Shema' are able to substitute for Birchoth HaTorah in case one cannot remember if he said the latter, or in case one did not sleep and is in doubt whether or not he should say them. ...
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Does Midrash count as Torah sheBichtav (Written Torah)?

The Shulchan Aruch and Rama (47:2) write: "[You] need to bless [birkas hatorah] whether for mikra (Tanach), whether for mishnah, whether for gemara. Note: (3) Whether for midrash (Tur)." The Mishnah ...
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On What Subjects Does One Say Birchas HaTorah?

Must one say Birchas Hatorah before learning Aggadata in the Gemara? Biographies like Shem Hagedolim (a biography of various Rabbonim written by the Chida)? Artscroll biographies?
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Birchas HaTorah - everyone was awake all night

Suppose everyone in the Shul remained awake the whole night of Shavuos. What do you do regarding Birchas HaTorah?
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Birchas Hatorah and Sefardic women

In an earlier question I mentioned that women make Birchas Hatorah. Is the same true for Sefardic women and why?
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Women and Birchas Hatorah

Why do women have to say Birchas Hatorah they are not commanded to learn Torah as men are?
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birchas hatorah if one isn't going to learn

Does one have a chiyuv to say birchas hatorah if he isn't going to learn anyway that day?
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Birchas hatorah from the Torah?

I've heard many times that the obligation of saying birchas hatorah is most likely from the Torah (as opposed to mi-dirabanan). How could we not know? If it's from the Torah, then it's from the Torah!