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Brachos and Tefillos

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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1241 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 64 Siman 7) – Tefillas Rebbi Nechunya Ben Hakaneh

 We are beginning siman 7. The Chayei Adam discusses the tefilla known as tefillas Rav Nechunya Ben Hakanah; tefillos Rav Nechunya would recite before learning.  The Chayei Adam writes that when one enters the beis medrash, they should recite the following tefillah: יהי רצון מלפניך ה’ או”א שלא אכשל בדבר הלכה שלא אומר על טמא …

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1240 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 64 Siman 4-6) – Tefillas Haderech – 9 – Tefillas Krach – 2; Other Items to be Careful About When Traveling

 We are continuing in siman 4, which discusses the bakashos one recites if they travel through a large, dangerous city.  If one lives in the dangerous city and is travelling outside of it, instead of reciting the bakashos mentioned yesterday, they recite the regular tefillas haderech. The Mishnah Berurah asks that, based on the wording …

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1238 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 64 Siman 3) – Tefillas Haderech – 7 – Multiple Days of Journey

 We are continuing in siman 3, which covers situations where one stops and restarts their travel. We learned that if one stops overnight, they recite tefillas haderech again the next morning, but can recite it immediately, such as after birchos hashachar (see shiur 1232).  If one travels throughout the night into the next day without …

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1237 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 64 Siman 3) – Tefillas Haderech – 6 – Multiple Legs of Journey

 We are continuing in siman 3. The Chayei Adam writes that even when there are multiple legs to a person’s journey, they only recite tefillas haderech once per day. This limitation applies even when different modes of transportation will be employed throughout the day (e.g., car to plane).  However, if one stops at a certain …

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1236 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 64 Siman 3) – Tefillas Haderech – 5 – Danger

 We are continuing in siman 3. The Gemara states that the tefillas haderech was instituted due to the danger of the high roads. Although it is not certain there is danger, it can be assumed. However, within a parsah of the city, one can assume that there is less danger, as animals and bandits generally …

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1235 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 64 Siman 2-3) – Tefillas Haderech – 4 – Distance 1

 We have finished siman 2 and have a point to clarify. We learned about the concept of rachuv k’mehalech dami, riding on something in motion is considered halachically equivalent to being in motion oneself. We learned that the Gemara applies this concept to a talmid chochom riding on an animal to require a person to …

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1234 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 64 Siman 2) – Tefillas Haderech – 3 – Pausing for Tefillas Haderech

 We are continuing in siman 2. The Chayei Adam will discuss the position a person should be in when reciting tefillas haderech.  The Chayei Adam writes that if possible, a person who is walking should stand still when reciting tefillas haderech. If a person is seated in a wagon, they do not need to get …

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1233 – Brachos and Tefillos – (Klal 64 Siman 2) – Tefillas Haderech – 2 Bracha Hasmucha L’Chaverta

 We are beginning siman 2. Tefillas Haderech does not begin with baruch atah, like other brachos, but with yehi ratzon. Tosfos points out that tefillas haderech is primarily a tefilla and bakasha, rather than a bracha, so there is no need to begin with baruch atah. The bracha at the end is an outgrowth of …

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