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No! blessing in bathroom is prohibited. But bediavad the beracha is good enough. You need to bless lechatechilla after leaving the bathroom. Berachot 24b: והאמר רבה בר בר חנה א"ר יוחנן בכל מקום מותר להרהר בדברי תורה חוץ מבית המרחץ ומבית הכסא Rabbah B'Bar Hanah has said in the name of R'Johanan: In every place it is permitted to meditate on words of ...


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One with a colonostomy generally has 3 excretions per day and should make the bracha of Asher Yatzar after each excretion. Nishmas Avraham (ed 2) Orach Chaim 7:1;note 7) Rav SY Elyashiv, Rav SZ Auerbach and Tzitz Eliezer write that he can only make the bracha after cleaning and covering the area. Nishmas Avraham (ed 2) Orach Chaim 76:9;note 7) See pg 24, ...


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The Mamar Mordechai (s.k. 3) understands the Shulchan Aruch's position is that the second recitation covers all the times he forgot, so one would never say more than two. However, the Pri Megadim (M.Z. s.k. 2) disagrees and writes that according to the Shulchan Aruch one could recite more than two brachos. Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Aurbach addressed the issue of ...


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"1 - G-d used His wisdom when creating man" Tosfos Berachos 60b אשר יצר את האדם בחכמה - בתנחומא ויברא אלהים את האדם א"ר בון בחכמה שהתקין מזונותיו ואח"כ בראו היינו דאמר בסנהדרין בס"פ אחד דיני ממונות (סנהדרין דף לח.) לכך נברא בערב שבת כדי שיכנס לסעודה מיד וע"כ יסדו אשר יצר את האדם בחכמה: WHO FORMED MAN IN WISDOM. What is this wisdom that the text of the b’...


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You have to read on: וברא בו נקבים נקבים The prayer says God created man using wisdom, and then goes on and enumerates what type of wisdom. I learned this out of Rashi s.v. Umafli, in Berachos 60b. But Maharaha posits that it may refer to wisdom man has over beast. Beis Yosef (OH 6 s.v. ועל) notes this difference and seems to display initial ...


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This article quotes the Kaf Hachaim (OC 240:28), who says that one shouldn't say Asher Yatzar after marital relations, however, it is best to relieve oneself afterwards and when saying Asher Yatzar for that, to have in mind to include this as well. The article concludes that all the more so after a forbidden ejaculation one should not say Asher Yatzar.


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Yabia Omer Volume 9 Orach Chaim 3:2 says that one should not be Motzi his friend with Asher Yatzar. He says that since the Meiri in Rosh Hashana 29 holds that one can not be Motzi someone for such a type of Bracha, therefore as Sofek Brachos L'Hakail one should follow that view. ברכות תפלה וברכות שבח והודאה - כולן הודאה וריצוי הן, ומתוך כך אף על פי שהן ...


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This form of writing is often found throughout the Torah. In your example, the word נקבים means orifices, and while literally when it's doubled it should read 'orifices orifices', when a word is repeated it's used to stress the previous word. In your example, which I believe would apply to all nouns, repeating the word means 'many of the [word in question]. (...


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In English, we often double a word for emphasis or to indicate volume. ("miles and miles" means "many miles") The practice of lashon kaful (doubling of language) is not limited to this prayer but is often found in biblical text on the level of the word (shamo'a tishma) and the phrase ("Vieileh Toldot Yitzchak Ben Avraham, Avraham Holid Et Yitzchak") and is a ...


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Yes, one should say Asher Yatzar even if he did not wash his hands. And if one was mishafshef, meaning he wiped the sprinkles of urine, he is required to clean his hands, even still, when there is no water he can wipe them on any surface that will clean them. Shulchan Aruch siman 7 siff 2 with Mishna Berurah s.k. 5.


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See Minchas Yitzchak (6:38:3) that after producing a urine sample, the bracha of Asher Yatzar is said. It does not matter that it was induced and not completely natural. See Mishnas Avraham, Orach Chayim 7 fn 8 that Rav SZ Auerback agrees with Minchas Yitzchak but cites an otherwise difficult and possibly dissenting view of Chavos Yair.


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There is no minimum amount below which it is not considered "going to the bathroom" for the sake of making a blessing. The Shulchan Arukh addresses this question explicitly: אֵין שִׁעוּר לְהַשְׁתִּין מַיִם כִּי אֲפִלּוּ לְטִפָּה אַחַת חַיָּב לְבָרֵךְ, שֶׁאִם יִסָתֵם הַנֶּקֶב מִלְּהוֹצִיא הַטִּפָּה הַהִיא הָיָה קָשֶׁה לוֹ וְחַיָּב לְהוֹדוֹת:‏ There ...


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Thanks to Ploni for starting this off. Shu"t Halachos Ketanos 1:137 (quoted in Pachad Yitzchak (Lampronti) Erech Tashmish, as well as the Kaf Hachaim above) gives two possible reasons for not saying it: אם בדרך הטבע אין חוש המישוש חרפה לבע"ח אלא שהנהיגוהו במקומות האסורים וכיון שרוב ביאות שבעולם הם באיסור ובאפקירותא אפשר שלא רצו לתקן ברכה על זה. א"נ משום ...


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There is another blessing prescribed by our Sages for when coming back from a dangerous operation. Birkat Hagomel is said after being healed from sickness according to Ashkenazim, for sickness that’s non-mortal but confines a person to bed for 3 days or more [...], according to Sephardim, for any sickness which confines a person to bed for any amount ...


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R. Tzvi P. Frank (Har Zvi OC 6) was asked about one who has to relieve himself via a catheter and ruled that Asher Yazar is recited because there still exists the possibility of a malfunction and "disconnect" in which case the person would be left in pain. This opinion appears to be the consensus among contemporary poskim (cf. Birchat Eitan, Bnei Brak 2007, ...


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This is the subject of dispute. The Tur (OC 165) records that while Rashi's teacher (R Yaakov ben Yakar) ruled to wash twice and say Asher Yatzar in the middle, Rashi himself thought it was fine to wash once and say Asher Yatzar after finishing washing before saying HaMotzi. See there and in the Beit Yosef for how all the different Rishonim come out on the ...


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Since the bathroom usage had just occurred and needs to be handled, and a bracha should be made as close as possible to the action that requires it, logic would indicate that it should be done first. Additionally, one becomes obligated immediatel upon using the bathroom no matter how minimal the usage. One is not necessarily obligated to say the bracha ...


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As @DanF comments "you need to be clothed and outside the bathroom". Rabbi Ari Enkin has an extensive discussion of how much time you have. The main opinions that he quotes are shortened below (see the article for references) According to some authorities there is actually no set time limit. The Levush discusses a situation in which one went to the ...


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Wikipedia classifies it as the first of the ברכות השבח. The list is: אשר יצר • ברכת אלוהי נשמה • ברכות השחר • ברכת החמה • ברכת הלבנה • ברכת משנה הבריות • ברכת האילנות • ברכת הגומל • הטוב והמיטיב • ברכת הנסים • שהחיינו Breslevmeir.com describes the berocho as: ברכת אשר יצר היא ברכת הודאה ושבח להשם יתברך,על החכמה הנפלאה בבריאת גופו של האדם.כי מכונה נפלאה זו ...


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Yes you are allowed.Kitzur Shulchan Aruch says so. You do not repeat shema or hamapil. Sh"t Yechave data 4:21, Sh"t Tzitz Eliezer 7:27, Sh"t beer Moshe 1:63. If you forget to say maariv or kidush levana. You can wake up to say the say them both. You do not repeat the Beracha either. Do not repeat anything if you have to say asher yatzar. Normally, a yid (...


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R. Tzvi P. Frank (Har Zvi OC 6) was asked about one who has to relieve himself via a catheter and ruled that Asher Yazar is recited because there still exists the possibility of a malfunction and "disconnect" in which case the person would be left in pain. This opinion appears to be the consensus among contemporary poskim (cf. Birchat Eitan, Bnei Brak 2007, ...


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By law Ruach ra is not to touch orifices or food to remove it (completely) you need to use water To say a brocho you only need to make your hands clean, (better with water, not only fingertips but whole fingers). If you slept with clothing your hands are considered clean for saying a brocho But according to kabolo (Zohar) you can not make a brocho (or ...


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From here : If one used the bathroom after saying HaMapil, it is permissible to say the Bracha of “Asher Yatzar”, and it isn’t considered a hefsek (interruption) between the Bracha and sleeping. After saying “Asher Yatzar”, one should repeat the first Parsha of Krias Shma and say some Pesukim (Shu”t Tzitz Eliezer Vol. 7 Siman 27, Shu”t Be’er Moshe Vol. 1 ...


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Besides mbloch's good answer, As soon as the operation is over, there is a recovery period and a time to see for sure if it was a success, or another operation is needed. Therefore, you will spend a significant amount of time, before knowing if it is the correct moment to say a potential asher yatzar. In that time, you will have most likely gone to the ...


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Perhaps the fact that you are thinking about can actually be directed to proper Kavanna. Rav Avigdor Miller writes in his sefer, Shaarei Orah, that one should be thankful of the fact that he is healthy and does not have to have troubles in regard to his health as there are people who do not have such. If it can be channelled in a way in which you can be ...


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Shulchan Aruch, beginning of OC 6:1: כשיצא מבית הכסא יברך אשר יצר את האדם בחכמה שבריאת האדם היא בחכמה נפלאה When one leaves the bathroom, he blesses, “Who formed man with wisdom,” for the creation of man is with wondrous wisdom. The Mechaber proceeds to demonstrate how, exactly, the creation of man necessitates “wondrous wisdom,” but the point for ...


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Given that even one drop of urine is enough to require a bracha, Is there a minimum amount of urine that is considered “Going to the bathroom” for the purpose of making a blessing?, then each time one goes would require a separate bracha. Note that Asher Yatzar on numerous occasions explains that while one should say the bracha each time, if one neglects to ...


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Shulchan Aruch and the Ramah on Orach Chaim 6:1 bring different explanations to the ending of this Bracha (see there for different explanations for the blessing itself). The Shulchan Aruch explains רופא כל בשר: רופא חולי כל בשר ע"ש הנקבים שברא בו והוציא פסולת מאכלו כי אם יתעפש בבטן ימות והוצאתו הוא רפואה. [The phrase] "The healer of the sickness ...


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So after researching a bit - I came across this from Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz here. It would seem that Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt"l raises my question. It brings in the sefer Siach Halocho, siman 6, se'if koton 4 that Rav Shlomo Zalman draws the conclusion that the nafka minah like @AvrohomYitzchok says, is whether one can be motzi his friend. There ...


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Sneezing and coughing is not something that you do every day all the time. People do go a day or two or more without sneezing or coughing. Urination and defecation on the other hand is a process that must go on every day all the time. If there is an obstruction then it is deadly. It is basically the only big plumbing activities that we consciously do every ...


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