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What you are quoting is not really the original text of the blessing. In [our editions of] the Bavli (Berakhot 37a) the text is presented as just בורא נפשות רבות וחסרונן על כל מה שברא which is a typical short-form blessing structure. Spanish Rishonim generally speaking had sundry variations on that in their prayer books. In [our editions of] the Yerushalmi (...


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The beracha is not me'akev the mitzavah. In fact, when there's a doubt about when you're required to do a mitzvah d'oraita the halacha is to do the mitzvah, but not make the beracha. (Because if you aren't required to do the mitzvah, making the beracha is a beracha levatellah, which is itself an issur d'oraita.) Sefirat HaOmer is a great example. There's a ...


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This is actually a machlokes between the rishonim. The Bavli doesn't mention any chasima but the Yerushalmi does. The Tur in O"C רז brings his father's , the Rosh, minhag which was to end with a chasima ("Baruach Ata Hashem"). The Bais Yosef (O"C 207:5) brings the Teshuvas Harashba who never heard of such a minhag and as such holds that ...


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The Shulchan Arukh discusses the law of one who accidentally requested rain in the summer in OC 117:2-3. He rules that if that happened in a country that didn't need rain at the time, the prayer must be repeated; however, if it happened in a country that indeed needed rain at that time, the prayer need not be repeated (but it can be repeated voluntarily).


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It would seem that it will depend on the reason for eating the jam. If it’s part of the meal and he’s eating it to satiate himself then it’s part of the bread meal. The halacha states that something that is normally eaten together with bread, doesn’t require a bracha during a bread meal, even if it is eaten separately from the bread Shulchan Aruch 177:1 ...


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There are many cases where the rule “Brachos Einon Meakvos” is brought. One that comes to mind from the recent Yom Tov of Sukkos is the Biur Halacha 649:1 in regards to an esrog that was used after being stolen with yiush; ומיהו לא יברך - ואם עבר ונטלו א"צ ליטול שוב לולב אחר וכ"ש שלא יברך עליו דכיון דמדינא יצא בנטילה ראשונה שוב הוי ברכה לבטלה [...


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