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Questions about short prayers called b'rachos ("benedictions" or "blessings"), generally said to praise/thank God for specific events.

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Why don't we say Likboa Mezuzos?

When putting up a mezuzah, we say the blessing Baruch....Asher Kideshanu...Likboa Mezuzah. This blessing is said whether putting up one mezuzah or putting up multiple. Why don't we say likboa Mezuzos ...
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Shiur for Al Hamichya

What is the minimum shiur to say Al Hamichya? If one eats a quantity of mezonos which is less than the shiur, should they say Borei Nefashos instead?
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What defines a room that crossing it would require you to make a new Bracha

BH Hi, I was told correct me if I’m wrong according to Lubavitch minhag every time you cross from one room to the next and you return to the room you were in before, if you had food there that you ...
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If saying a Beracha over a worldly benefit is a logical mitzva, are non believers exempt? Are Chazal saying Hashem's existence is a svara?

According to the Gemara (Brachot 35a), the halacha of saying a beracha before benefiting from the world is a svara; a halacha derived from logic: סברא הוא: אסור לו לאדם שיהנה מן העולם הזה בלא ברכה ...
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Reciting Birkat Shehechiyanu when purchasing a gun

Came across the article below, discussing if Shehecheyanu can be recited when a gun is purchased: האם לברך "שהחיינו" בקניית אקדח? מאת: נח זבולוני האם רכישת נשק אישי כמו אקדח, מחייבת את ברכת ...
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Should you say a beracha when you see a gentile child prodigy

The Talmud in tractate Berachot 58a mentions a beracha that should be recited when you see a gentile scholar. Many poskim hold it is required for the scholar mentioned in the Gemara to observe the ...
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What does the Zohar mean when it says that there is no Blessing except for what has no Heshbon?

וּמְנוּחָתוֹ שֶׁל אוֹתוֹ שֹׁרֶשׁ יִשַׁי, שֶׁנִּקְרָא כְּבוֹד ה', לֹא יִמָּנֶה וְלֹא יַעֲמֹד בְּחֶשְׁבּוֹן לְעוֹלָם. מָה הַטַּעַם? (משום שהרי עומד בחשבון עתה, ובאותו זמן לא יעמד בחשבון. מה הטעם, ') ...
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Shehecheyanu on Lulav during Kiddush on Sukkot night?

If the Lulav and Esrog were in sight while one recited Shehecheyanu during Kiddush at night, should he skip Shehecheyanu on the Lulav the next day?
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Half Hallel without a bracha on Yom Ha'atzma'ut and/or Yom Yerushalayim

There are a number of posts here on Mi Yodeya discussing whether to say Hallel (or Half Hallel) on Yom Ha'atzma'ut and/or Yom Yerushalayim and whether or not to include the brachot at the start and ...
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Priestly blessing in feminine

In the standard Friday night blessing for children, the girls are blessed using the original passuk in the masculine, same as the boys. A long time ago, I was criticised by a secular person for ...
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Should Jews make Birkat Ha’ilonot on hydroponic fruit trees

According to Halacha, should the beracha of Birkat Ha’ilonot, made when seeing a fruit tree for the first time during the month of Nissan, be made on fruit trees which are grown hydroponically or ...
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What is the proper beracha for a mandarin chicken salad?

According to Halacha, what is the proper beracha to recite on a mandarin chicken salad? Is it Shehakol, Ha'etz, Ha’adamah, or something else?
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Beracha on chocolate covered raisins [duplicate]

According to Halacha what is the proper beracha on chocolate covered raisins? Is it shehakol, haetz, or something else?
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Why did the Gra not say an after-blessing after karpas?

Ma'aseh Rav 191 records the practice of the Gra at his seder: ומטבל בחומץ ומברך בפה"א ואוכל כזית ואינו מברך ברכה אחרונה ... ואומר אשר גאלנו ומברך בפה"ג ושותה הכוס He dips [the karpas] in ...
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Why no bracha on telling the story of the Exodus?

Relating the story of the Exodus is a Biblical commandment. Why is there no bracha on specifically that? An answer on this site says that we talk about the Exodus in the kiddush, but that does not ...
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What is the proper beracha on boba

According to Halacha, what is the proper beracha when drinking boba with boba balls? Is it shehakol or something else?
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Making bracha again for same bracha

If I drink water now and say a bracha, and then in a few minutes decide to eat chicken, do I repeat my shehakol?
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Is there a blessing for boring the ear of a slave?

In Shemot 21:6 the Torah states the commandment of God וְהִגִּישׁוֹ אֲדֹנָיו אֶל־הָאֱלֹקים וְהִגִּישׁוֹ אֶל־הַדֶּלֶת אוֹ אֶל־הַמְּזוּזָה וְרָצַע אֲדֹנָיו אֶת־אׇזְנוֹ בַּמַּרְצֵעַ וַעֲבָדוֹ לְעֹלָם׃ {ס}...
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What is the proper beracha for Pancakes or waffles

According to Halacha what is the proper beracha (blessing) on pancakes or waffles? Is it considered like bread which requires hamotzi or is it considered more like cake which is mezonot?
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Are women obligated in Birkat Hachama

According to Halacha, are women obligated to recite Birkat Hachama? Or no, are they exempt from reciting it as a positive time bound commandment?
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Minimum amount for beracha achorona

According to Halacha what is the Minimum amount to eat before Jews are obligated to recite a beracha achorona? Is it a disputed question?
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What is the proper beracha on granola bars

According to Halacha what is the proper beracha to be made on granola bars? Is it mezonot or maybe something else? Is this question a machloket amongst the poskim?
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May Jews fulfil 100 daily berachot by listening to the berachot recited by others?

According to Halacha is it permissible for Jews to fulfill their obligation to recite 100 berachot daily by having someone else recite some berachot for them, such as having someone else recite ...
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Is saying 100 berachot daily biblical or rabbinic [duplicate]

In halacha, Jews should recite 100 berachot a day. My question is, is this requirement a biblical law or a rabbinic decree?
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I'm looking for regional melodies for the brachot for before and after chanting Torah in an Aliyah

I'm looking for regional melodies for the brachot sung before and after chanting Torah in an aliyah. I'd love to know the Ukrainian, the Belarusian, the Yemenite, the Ethiopian, the Iraqi, the ...
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Does a father recite Baruch Shepetarani for an adopted son

According to some Poskim, a father should recite a blessing named Baruch Shepetarani when his son turns bar mitzvah age. My question is, should it be recited if a father adopts a son when that son ...
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Is it true that the wealthier we become the more we forget about God? [closed]

I've never been wealthy or part of the upper class so I cannot confirm whether this is true or not (although I'de love to be given the chance!) but, Chaim Kramer in his book Earning A Living Earning A ...
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Mizuman on Pizza

There is a well known discussion about the proper brocho to make on pizza. Say three people are eating pizza at the same table. One washes on his pizza and the other two make a mezonos. Can the person ...
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Talking after Hamapil blessing [duplicate]

It is customary to say the hamapil blessing before going to sleep at night. Some people are strict in saying this nightly, some are more lax. I don't know if this has any halachic source. Is there a ...
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What are the requirements for an outdoor zimun

Inspired by this question about an outdoor minyan, I am curious, what are the requirements for counting Jews in an outdoor zimun? Say three Jews who otherwise would qualify in a zimun ate together ...
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What part of the souls receives pleasure when saying a Bracha on smelling?

BH What part of the souls receives pleasure when smelling something?(Ie. Nefesh Ruach Neshama Chaya Yechida? And is it the part in the NRNChY of the Nefesh Elokit? or is it the NRNChY of the natural ...
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Where does it first talk about saying HaNotein Re'ach Tov BaPeirot

BH Where does it first talk about saying the Bracha HaNotein Re'ach Tov BaPeirot?
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Do we have the capacity to bless Hashem?

When children are taught that Baruch Ata Ado... means " the source of all blessings' ' as opposed to "blessed are you Hashem' ' because we don't have the capacity to bless our creator. Is ...
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Question regarding the laws of Brachos

If one drank half a Revi’is of wine, and then drank a Revi’is of water, and then recited “Borei Nefashos”, with the intention of drinking another half a Revi’is of wine afterwards, should he recite “...
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How is a place elevated spiritually?

Can a place become holier or spiritually elevated? If yes, what makes a certain place holier or spiritually elevated? Is it depended upon the people and their actions that are living in it? Can a Holy ...
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Are the laws of meeting someone affected by phone or video chats? [duplicate]

There are a number of halachot triggered by meeting someone, up to and including saying brachot when you haven't seen them for a long time. Are these halachot affected by phone or video communication? ...
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Birkat hatorah before Zohar study

According to Halacha, does the Berakha of Birkat hatorah have to be recited before Zohar study? Is it similar to the Talmud or tanakh in this respect?
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Wine made from fruits other than grapes

Wine can be made out of any fruit. What is the bracha of wine made from fruit other than grapes? May this wine be used for kiddush?
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Should you make a blessing over the spices if you temporarily can't smell? [duplicate]

It is customary to make a blessing before smelling spices during the Havdalah ceremony at the end of Shabbat. I have read this is supposed to lighten the end of Shabbat and give a pleasant smell to ...
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Jewish nachas (satisfaction)

What is the source of the phrase "a sach yiddishe nachas" ? Why specify 'jewish' ?
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Berachot over flavored vaping/e cigarettes

Does Halacha require making a beracha after flavored vaping? To my understanding, the consensus practice is there is none over smoking. But if a Jew vapes a flavored e cigarette, do they recite a ...
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Blessing on drinks made from the 7 species

According to Halacha, do drinks, such as for example pomegranate juice, made from the 7 species have the same Berakha of when you eat the 7 species or no? The reason I ask is because for example you ...
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What does this blessing say?

Besides the obvious 5784 in the top right corner :) , what does this blessing say?
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Standing positions during Birkhat Kohanim

The Rambam writes (משנה תורה, הלכות תפילה וברכת כהנים ט״ו) that people standing behind the Kohanim during birkhat Kohanim do not receive the beracha (and see Sotah 38b (here)): עַם שֶׁהֵם אֲחוֹרֵי ...
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Should you extinguish Chanukah candles that are still lit the next night?

If someone lit Chanukah candles with enough oil/wax to last more than 24 hours and now wants to light the same Hanukiah the next day with the original candle still burning what would the proper action ...
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Why do we say berachot on hanukah if it’s post-Torah [duplicate]

Since Hanukkah is not mentioned in the Torah, why do we say bercahot with hashem’s name, especially lehadlik ner which includes “asher kiddishanu bemitzvotav”. If hanukah is not part of the ...
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Friday night kiddush in shule - is this a bracha l'vatalla?

For those shules that have the minhag to make Kiddush in shule on Friday night - why is this not a bracha l'vatalla? Yes, I am aware that the Gemara mentions this was done in the shules in those days ...
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Blessing on an Aveira?

Would one make the birchas Ha'airusin and Sheva brachos if one was mesader kiddushin for a couple that were prohibited to marry by a negative prohibition in the Torah, but where kiddushin does take ...
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Blessing for softening hearts?

I am not certain if such a thing exists but does anyone know a prayer or blessing for the softening of the heart of parents. I am going through a lot in life and need their support but sadly they are ...
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Eating reduces spritual sensitivity and Yitzchak Avinu wanting a meal before giving his berachot - contradiction?

There is a principle in mussar that overeating desensitises/spoils our mood for learning and davening with kavana (see Hachsharat HaAvrechim ch.9 for example). E.g. if one is very into one's learning, ...
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