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Brachos and Tefillos

1261 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 7) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 19 – Birchas Geshamim

 We are beginning siman 7. The Gemara in Brachos, daf 57, tells us that Chazal instituted a birchas hodaah for rain. The Chayei Adam will discuss this bracha.  The Chayei Adam writes that if there is a dry season which has caused tzaar to the populace, one recites a bracha when it rains again. Even …

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1260 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 6) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 18 – Hagomeil 6; Rivers; Jail; Reckless Endangerment 

 We have finished siman 6, regarding birchas hagomeil, and have a few more points to clarify. The Mishnah Berurah discusses a person traveling down a river. On the one hand, they are not exactly in the situation as described by the pasuk in Tehillim 107 (“yordei hayam ba’oniyos”, those who travel into the sea), but …

1260 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 6) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 18 – Hagomeil 6; Rivers; Jail; Reckless Endangerment  Read More »

1259 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 6) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 17 – Hagomeil 5; Illness; Air Travel

 We have finished siman 6, regarding birchas hagomeil, and have a few more points to clarify. Regarding illness, the Shulchan Aruch writes that one is already eligible to recite hagomeil if they become bedridden for three days, even if there is no specific danger to life, due to the illness being a time of judgement …

1259 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 6) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 17 – Hagomeil 5; Illness; Air Travel Read More »

1258 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 6) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 16 – Hagomeil 4; Time to Say; Women; Katan

 We are continuing in siman 6, regarding the bracha of hagomeil.  The Chayei Adam writes that lechatchilla, one should recite hagomeil within three days of the incident requiring the bracha. If they did not recite it within three days, they can recite it later, as we learned regarding 30 days (shiur 1257). Although our minhag …

1258 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 6) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 16 – Hagomeil 4; Time to Say; Women; Katan Read More »

1257 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 6) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 15 – Hagomeil 3; Illness

 We are continuing in siman 6, which discusses birchas hagomeil. We learned that a sick person who recovers must be omeid al burio, at full strength, to recite hagomeil. If a person is fully recovered and is maintaining treatments or therapy to prevent any relapse, they are considered omeid al burio and should recite hagomeil. …

1257 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 6) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 15 – Hagomeil 3; Illness Read More »

1256 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 6) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 14 – Hagomeil 2

 We are continuing in siman 6, which discusses birchas hagomeil. The Chayei Adam will discuss the four scenarios mentioned in Chazal in which one recites hagomeil.   The Chayei Adam begins by discussing one who went out to sea. If someone went out to sea and returned, they recite hagomeil. If one is travelling overseas one …

1256 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 6) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 14 – Hagomeil 2 Read More »

1255 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 6) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 13 – Hagomeil 1; Introduction

 We are beginning siman 6, which discusses birkas hagomeil.   Chazal teach us that there are four types of people who are obligated to give thanks to Hashem, based on kapitel 107 in Tehillim. The pesukim describe four scenarios: a person traveling through the sea, a person traveling through the desert, a person who is deathly …

1255 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 6) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 13 – Hagomeil 1; Introduction Read More »

1254 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 4-5) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 12 – Sheasah Li Neis 5; Summary from Piskei Teshuvos

 We have finished simanim 4 and 5, which discuss the bracha of sheasah li neis. Today, we will summarize all the situations in which a person would and would not recite this bracha, based on the summary of Sefer Piskei Teshuvos.  The first point that must be made clear is that in all scenarios where …

1254 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 4-5) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 12 – Sheasah Li Neis 5; Summary from Piskei Teshuvos Read More »

1253 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 4-5) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 11 – Sheasah Li Neis 4; Rabo; On the Person Himself

 We have finished simanim 4 and 5, which discuss the bracha of sheasah li neis, and we have a few points to clarify.  The Shulchan Aruch brings down another situation in which one would recite the bracha of sheasah li neis. If one’s Rebbe muvhak experienced a neis, the talmid would recite the bracha sheasah …

1253 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 4-5) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 11 – Sheasah Li Neis 4; Rabo; On the Person Himself Read More »

1252 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 4-5) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 10 – Sheasah Li Neis 3; Place

 We are continuing in siman 4, regarding the bracha of sheasah li neis bamakom hazeh.   The Chayei Adam brings an opinion that immediately after a neis, a person recites hagomel, and they subsequently recite the bracha of sheasah li neis on a regular basis every 30 days, even if they are not at the location …

1252 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 4-5) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 10 – Sheasah Li Neis 3; Place Read More »

1251 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 4) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 9 – Sheasah Li Neis 2; Multiple Nissim

 We are continuing in siman 4, learning about the bracha of sheasah li neis bamako hazeh. We learned that future descendants recite the bracha for a neis which occurred to their ancestor. For children reciting the bracha on a neis which occurred to their father, they recite sheasah l’avi neis bamako hazeh. Subsequent descendants would …

1251 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 4) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 9 – Sheasah Li Neis 2; Multiple Nissim Read More »

1250 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 4) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 8 – Sheasah Li Neis 1; Introduction

 We are beginning siman 4. The Chayei Adam discusses the bracha recited on a personal neis which occurred in a specific place. One who experiences a personal neis recites the bracha baruch she’asah li neis bamakom hazeh. The term neis must be defined, and the Chayei Adam grapples with the definition in the text and …

1250 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 4) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 8 – Sheasah Li Neis 1; Introduction Read More »

1249 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 3) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 7 – Baruch Shepitrani 5; Details 2

 We are continuing in siman 3, discussing the bracha of baruch shepitrani. We expanded the discussion to learn about whether brachos which are not mentioned in the Gemara can be instituted later on by the Geonim and Rishonim. The Chayei Adam concluded that a person is not obligated in this bracha, but may recite the …

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1248 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 3) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 6 – Baruch Shepitrani 4; Details 1

 We are continuing in siman 3, discussing the bracha of baruch shepitrani. We expanded the discussion to learn about whether brachos which are not mentioned in the Gemara can be instituted later on by the Geonim and Rishonim. The Chayei Adam concluded that a person is not obligated in this bracha, but may recite the …

1248 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 3) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 6 – Baruch Shepitrani 4; Details 1 Read More »

1247 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 3) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 5 – Baruch Shepitrani 3; Lo Sisa

 We are continuing in siman 3, discussing the bracha of baruch shepitrani. We expanded the discussion to learn about whether brachos which are not mentioned in the Gemara can be instituted later on by the Geonim and Rishonim.  The Chayei Adam references Klal 5. One who mentions Hashem’s name for no purpose transgresses the mitzvas …

1247 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 3) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 5 – Baruch Shepitrani 3; Lo Sisa Read More »

1246 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 3) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 4 – Baruch Shepitrani 2; Minhag Against Halacha

 We are continuing in siman 3, where the Chayei Adam discusses the bracha of baruch shepitrani. We learned that the question regarding reciting the bracha surrounds whether the Geonim and Rishonim have the power to institute brachos which are not mentioned in the Gemara. We learned that the Maharshal paskened that a bracha which is …

1246 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 3) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 4 – Baruch Shepitrani 2; Minhag Against Halacha Read More »

1245 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 3) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 3 – Baruch Shepitrani; With or Without Sheim and Malchus

 We are beginning siman 3. The Chayei Adam writes that when a person’s son turns bar mitzvah, the first time the child receives an aliyah, the father recites the bracha ברוך אתה ה אלוקינו מלך העולם אשר פטרני מעונשו של זה. The Rema, in siman 225:2, writes that some people recite שפטרני instead of אשר …

1245 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 3) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 3 – Baruch Shepitrani; With or Without Sheim and Malchus Read More »

1244 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 2) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 2 – Ribui of Merchandise; Tefillas Shav

 We are beginning siman 2. A person who begins measuring his grain pile should recite a tefillah asking Hashem that there should be bracha in the pile. However, the bracha is only applicable before beginning to measure, as bracha only rests on davar hasamui min ha’ayin, something not visible. Hashem can always increase the amount …

1244 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 2) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 2 – Ribui of Merchandise; Tefillas Shav Read More »

1243 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 65 Siman 1) – Brachos and Tefillos Pratiyos – 1 – Bakasha for Refuah Before Procedures and Medications

We are beginning Klal 65, which discusses various tefillos and bakashos.   The Chayei Adam begins with bloodletting. People assumed that there are various liquids and fluids in the body, some of which caused illness. By removing those liquids from the body, a person could be healed. Before beginning this procedure, one should recite a bakasha. …

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1242 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 64 Siman 7) – Tefillas Rebbi Nechunya Ben Hakaneh 2

We have finished siman 7 and have a few points to discuss regarding tefillas Rebbi Nechunya Ben Hakaneh.   The Aruch Hashulchan asks why nobody seems to recite this tefillah, if the Shulchan Aruch seems to pasken that it should be recited. He answers that if we look carefully at the tefillah, it seems to be …

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