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Non-Jews' obligation to make berachot over food

The Noda Biyehudah (Tzlach, Berachos 35a, s.v. ואמנם), in the course of a discussion about the obligation to recite berachos on food (in particular, whether the logical basis that the Gemara states ...
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Non-Jews' obligation to make berachot over food

The pashtus in most poskim is that brachos are rabbinic, therefore non jews would be exempt. (Not commanded in lo tasur or rabbis didn't command them). The question is, that the gemara in brachos 35a ...
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Reciting Birkat Shehechiyanu when purchasing a gun

To address your first point: Rav Shlomo Aviner (שאילת שלמה ח״ג פז) goes to great lengths to prove that one should make the Bracha of Shehechiyanu on purchasing a weapon for self-defense since we ...
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Priestly blessing in feminine

There is a discussion I found here (in Hebrew) regarding changing pesukim in general, and the person then applies this to changing Birkat Kohanim to feminine for the reasons brought below. I will try ...
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Should Jews make Birkat Ha’ilonot on hydroponic fruit trees

According to Machon Hatorah VeHaAretz the חיי אדם considered hydroponic growth as not being "earth based" and said the Bracha on their produce is Shehakol. Some later Poskim do consider them ...
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Half Hallel without a bracha on Yom Ha'atzma'ut and/or Yom Yerushalayim

Taking into account the learned comments received, I consider that the best answer/explanation that I have been able to find is contained in the passage below from Celebrating Yom Ha’atzma’ut and Yom ...
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Baal Habayis in Bentching

The main klal for Birkat Ha'oreach is that the bracha is said for whoever buys the food. This seems to be the general consensus found here. The Magen Avraham 201:2, Kaf Hachaim 201:11, Aruch ...
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