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One point to consider is that Halacha disapproves of making this Beracha when it stands to embarrass the person: The Hebrew Wikipedia article on "ברכה משנה הבריות" brings the following in the name of R' Shalom Schwadron (@רבות מחשבות's loose translation): הלבנת פנים אין לברך ברכה זו כאשר יש חשש לפגיעה בזולת. הרב שלום מרדכי שבדרון הביא מעשה ששמע מפי ...


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This article explains that there are actually three parts, not two. Excerpts: The Tur (OC 207) explains that this berakha consists of three distinct parts, almost like three separate blessings: First, we acknowledge that HaShem provides the needs of all souls, of everything He created. “Who creates many souls and [fills] their deficiency”, that ...


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Rashi explains that it is a reference to the beraita quoted in Rosh HaShanah 32a, which derives the content of the first three blessings of the amidah from the opening words of Tehillim 29.


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To be clear you are asking about covering the Torah while saying the blessings (and not at any other time). SA O Ch 139 (4) says: Everybody who reads (should) bless before it and after it. They should open the Torah scroll before they bless and see the verse they need to start with and then they bless and then read the Torah and then roll it up ...


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The Shulchan Aruch (149:5) presents two opinions regarding general covering of the Torah when not being read. To cover with a cloth, or to roll closed. נהגו לכסות הכתב בסודר בין גברא לגברא (ובמדינות אלו נהגו שהיא מגוללת בין גברא לגברא וכן עיקר): Rama (149:4) writes that one should turn aside his face while making the blessing. Other commentaries discuss ...


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