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Brachot - The Art of Blessings

Rav Dovid gives a daily halacha at the Wall Street Synagogue in Lower Manhattan.
This series covers brachot.
10 Adar 5770 listen What if you forget Al HaNissim? (13:39)
What to do if you forget al hanissim in either the amidah or in birkat hamazon.
Sources: OC 682:1; MB 682:1-5
25 Cheshvan 5770 listen The Closing Blessing of Yishtabach (2) (16:58)
Insights into the understanding of yishtabach.
Sources: OC 54:2; MB 54:3
24 Cheshvan 5770 listen The Closing Blessing of Yishtabach (16:38)
Answering "Amen" to yishtabach.
Sources: OC 54:2; MB 54:2-3
23 Cheshvan 5770 listen Introduction to Yishtabach (14:14)
Sources: OC 54:1; MB 54:1
18 Cheshvan 5770 listen Kavanah: Birkat HaMazon Can be Said in Any Language (15:59)
Ideas in kavanah; introduction to kavanah for birkat hamazon.
Sources: OC 185:1; MB 185:1
13 Nissan 5769 listen The Nusach for Birkas HaChama (15:45)
When we say Birkas HaChama, we include passages to accompany the blessing itself.
12 Nissan 5769 listen Birkas HaChama: Halachic Summary (12:46)
Times, cloudy days, women and children, and other issues.
9 Nissan 5769 listen Birkat HaChama: Summary Overview (13:33)
Review and summary of the blessing for the sun.
17 Shevat 5769 listen Saying Birkat HaMazon in an Inapropriate Place (15:23)
If you said birkat hamazon and then realized there was filth nearby, do you need to go back and say birkat hamazon again?
Sources: OC 185:5; MB 185:5,7
16 Shevat 5769 listen Saying Birkat HaMazon after a Little Wine (14:42)
It's normal to drink wine as part of the meal. Can you say birkat hamazon if you are a little tipsy?
Sources: OC 185:4-5; MB 185:4,6,8
12 Shevat 5769 listen Speaking the Words of Birkat HaMazon (15:17)
Like the amidah and the shema, we speak the words of birkat hamazon loud enough to hear them.
Sources: OC 185:2-3; MB 185:2-3
11 Shevat 5769 listen Saying Birkat HaMazon in Hebrew and Other Languages (13:06)
The importance of understanding birkat hamazon and the importance of kavanah.
Sources: OC 185:1; MB 185:1
20 Tevet 5769 listen When is sickness a danger? Also: Danger that Isn't One of "The Four" (21:27)
Do all illnesses require birkat hagomel?
Sources: OC 219:8-9; MB 219:24-32; Yechave Da'at 4:14
19 Tevet 5769 listen Birkat HaGomel: Travel by Plane, Ship, and Car (15:05)
Modern travel: is birkat hagomel required? NOTE: The first 10 seconds of this audio are very poor quality.
Sources: Yechave Da'at 2:26; Igros Moshe OC 2:59
18 Tevet 5769 listen What is "Danger?" (15:58)
What if you crossed the desert but experienced no danger? NOTE: The first 10 seconds of this audio are very poor quality.
Sources: OC 219:7; MB 219:3,21-23,31; Beur Halacha d.h. "Yordei Yam"
17 Tevet 5769 listen Fulfilling Your Obligation with Someone Else's Birkat HaGomel (16:56)
If two people have an obligation to say birkat hagomel, one can say it for both of them.
Sources: OC 219:5-6; MB 219:18-19,8
16 Tevet 5769 listen Saying Birkat HaGomel for Someone Else (16:18)
Halacha l'ma'aseh: do we say birkat hagomel for others today?
Sources: OC 219:4; MB 219:16-17; Yechave Da'at 2:25
13 Tevet 5769 listen How can someone else say Birkat HaGomel for you? (16:17)
How is it that someone else can say a bracha for which they are not obligated, and how can doing so fulfill your obligation!?
Sources: OC 219:4; MB 219:12-15
12 Tevet 5769 listen Answering "Amen" to Someone Else's Birkat HaGomel (11:23)
Oddly enough, if someone else makes a bracha over your miracle and you answer "Amen", you have fulfilled your obligation.
Sources: Brachot 54b; OC 219:4; MB 219:10-11
11 Tevet 5769 listen Minyan, Standing, and Answering Birkat HaGomel (13:52)
Is a minyan required for birkat hagomel? Can it be said seated? What if you say the brachah and no one answers?
Sources: OC 219:2-3; MB 219:5-9
6 Tevet 5769 listen When has danger passed? (21:41)
At what point do we say that one travelling by sea is no longer in danger?
Sources: OC 219:1-2; MB 219:1-4; BY OC 219; Gen. 18:23; Onkoles, ad loc.
4 Tevet 5769 listen Giving Thanks According to the Rambam (16:46)
Understanding the Talmud -- the Rambam's explanation of the Gamara provides insights into and has implications regarding the halacha of birkat hagomel.
3 Tevet 5769 listen Four Experiences Require a Todah (16:14)
There are four situations that require a Jew to bring a Todah offering.
21 Kislev 5769 listen Mixtures and Compounds, Spices, and Medicines (14:43)
Does a medicine require a bracha?
Sources: OC 203:5-7; MB 203:6-7,10-13
20 Kislev 5769 listen Ginger and Roots (14:50)
What is the bracha for roots from a tree?
Sources: OC 203:6, 202:18; MB 203:8-9, 202:82
19 Kislev 5769 listen Radishes and Root Vegetables (4:23)
Root vegetables are either pri ha-adama or she-hakol.
Sources: OC 203:8; MB 203:14
18 Kislev 5769 listen Wild Berry Trees (7:14)
Crab apples and crab pears; wild berries on trees and bushes; lousy fruits.
Sources: OC 203:4; MB 203:5
14 Kislev 5769 listen Trees and Plants (2) (14:43)
More on the difference between a tree and a plant.
Sources: OC 203:2; MB 203:2,5
13 Kislev 5769 listen Trees and Plants (1) (14:54)
A first look at the difference between a tree and a plant.
Sources: OC 208:2-3,5; MB 203:1,4,6-7; Beur Halacha d.h. "Eilonei Srak"
12 Kislev 5769 listen Brachot for Fruits that Grow in the Ground (15:28)
Introduction to the bracha borei pri ha-adamah.
Sources: OC 208:1-2; MB 203:1
23 Cheshvan 5769 listen Brachos Over Wonders of the World (17:19)
Brachos upon seeing wondrous mountains, rivers, oceans, and deserts.
Sources: OC 238:1; MB 238:1-4
22 Cheshvan 5769 listen Hearing Thunder when You Can't Make the Brachah (15:16)
If you are in a place (like a bathroom) where you can't make the brachah on thunder (or anything else), do you lose the brachah, or is there an option to make it later?
Sources: OC 237:3; MB 237:9-12
20 Cheshvan 5769 listen Brachos on Lightning and Thunder (15:32)
During a thunder storm, how many times can you make a brachah?
Sources: Brachot 9:2; OC 237:1-2; MB 237:5-8
19 Cheshvan 5769 listen Comets, Meteors, Thunder, Lightening, and Storm Winds (14:48)
Awesome (in the literal sense) natural events inspire brachos.
Sources: Brachot 9:2; OC 237:1; MB 237:1-4
16 Cheshvan 5769 listen The Blessing Over a Rainbow (14:31)
The sight of a rainbow reminds us of Hashem's covenant with Noah and as such merits a special blessing.
Sources: OC 239:1; MB 239:1-5; Beur Halacha d.h. "HaRoeh..."
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda.
15 Cheshvan 5769 listen Birkat HaChama: Understanding the Calendar (16:19)
If our Hebrew calendar is based on Rav Adda's calculations, why is birkat ha-chama based on Mar Shmuel's calculations? Also, why don't we say shehechiyanu when we say birkat ha-chama?
Sources: Misat Binyamin 101
14 Cheshvan 5769 listen Birkat HaChama: What if it's a cloudy day? (15:55)
Can birkat ha-chama be made if you can't see the sun?
Sources: Shaarei Teshuva 239:3
13 Cheshvan 5769 listen Birkat HaChama: Halacha l'Ma'aseh (15:28)
The ideal time to make birkat hachama is just after netz ha-chama; in practical terms, this means just after shacharit.
Sources: OC 239:2; MB 239:6-10
12 Cheshvan 5769 listen Birkat HaChama According to the Rambam (11:57)
Understanding the blessing over the sun according to the Rambam; also: the constellations and astrological signs.
9 Cheshvan 5769 listen What blessing is only said on a Wednesday? (12:34)
What blessing is said only once every 28 years?
Sources: Brachot 59a
26 Tamuz 5768 listen Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av (13:20)
On Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av, do we read the haftarah for Rosh Chodesh or for the Tlat d'Puranuta? Also: the brachot for the haftorah and musaf on Shabbos Rosh Chodesh.
Sources: OC 425:1-3; MB 425:8,15; OC 284:2; MB 284:4; OC 428:8
25 Tamuz 5768 listen Preserves, Jelly, and Jam: Tzurat HaPri Nikeret (2) (19:19)
The importance of a fruit being recognizable; summary of the laws of brachot for fruit.
Sources: OC 202:7; MB 202:42
21 Tamuz 5768 listen Crushed, Mashed, and Jellied Fruit: Tzurat HaPri Nikeret (16:02)
Does a fruit keep its bracha if the fruit is in a form that is no longer recognizable as the fruit?
Sources: OC 202:7; MB 202:40-44
Dedicated as a zechut for a refuah shleimah for Moshe Chaim ben Rivka.
20 Tamuz 5768 listen Picking Overripe and Underripe Fruits (17:40)
Some fruits are meant to be picked before they are fully grown; others are meant to be picked after they are overripe.
Sources: OC 202:5,9; MB 202:35-37,48-50
18 Tamuz 5768 listen Ikkar HaPri: The Main Part of the Fruit (15:27)
Brachot for orange peels, grape leaves, capers, caper leaves, and more -- what is the main part of the fruit or tree?
Sources: OC 202:6; MB 202:38-39
15 Tamuz 5768 listen Brachot for Various Spices (16:14)
What is the bracha for a spice that comes from a tree? Is it a "fruit extract" like juice? Does it matter if it comes from the fruit or some other part of the tree like the root?
Sources: OC 202:16-18; MB 202:77-83
14 Tamuz 5768 listen The Bracha for Sugar (10:52)
Sugar, like fruit, is a product from a tree (or at least a plant). What is its correct bracha?
Sources: OC 202:15; MB 202:73-76; Beur Halacha d.h. "Al HaSukar"
13 Tamuz 5768 listen Brachot for Juices (2) (16:02)
At what point is juice the "normal" way of eating a fruit? What about stewing or seeping? Plumbs, figs, and oranges; kanata a'da'ta d'hechi.
Sources: OC 202:10; MB 202:52
12 Tamuz 5768 listen Brachot for Juices (1) (15:54)
Juice that seeps or is squeezed from fruit or that comes from crushing or cooking fruit -- what is its bracha?
Sources: OC 202:8,10; MB 202:45-47,51,53
11 Tamuz 5768 listen Ikkar, Tefel, and Kavanah: Brachot on Mixtures of Juices (16:36)
Figuring out the correct bracha on a mixture is complex and includes the intricacies of ikkar v'tefel, kavanah, ta'am, ikkar hapri, and more.
Sources: OC 202:4; MB 202:29-34
8 Tamuz 5768 listen What's the bracha for olive oil? (14:31)
Concepts in brachot related to juices and medicines; also, more on ikkar v'tefel.
Sources: OC 202:4; MB 202:26-28
6 Tamuz 5768 listen Brachot on Fruit Seeds (16:18)
Is a seed part of the fruit and hence subject to the same brachah, or is it a different food? Is the seed tafel to the fruit? Why is the tree grown?
Sources: OC 202:3; MB 202:23-25
4 Tamuz 5768 listen Honey-Roasted or Fried Immature Nuts (15:45)
What is the brachah for an immature, inedible nut that becomes edible when cooked? Concept: natay a'da'ta.
Sources: OC 202:14; MB 202:69-72
30 Sivan 5768 listen Honey-Roasted, Fried, and Raw Nuts (19:30)
What is the brachah for a nut? Concepts: ikkar and tefel; griuta and maalyuta; tzurato nikeret.
Sources: OC 202:13; MB 202:66-68
29 Sivan 5768 listen Cooked and Fresh Fruits (2) (11:28)
What is the brachah for a fresh fruit that is better when cooked? A cooked fruit that tastes better when fresh?
Sources: OC 202:12; MB 202:63-65
28 Sivan 5768 listen Cooked and Fresh Fruits (1) (16:10)
What is the brachah for a fruit that is eaten either cooked or fresh?
Sources: OC 202:2,12; MB 202:20-22,61-62
27 Sivan 5768 listen Brachot on Unripe Fruits (15:28)
What is the brachah for fruit that is sour, bitter because it is unripe? What if it is so bitter that it is inedible?
Sources: OC 202:2; MB 202:17-19
24 Sivan 5768 listen Brachot on Immature Fruit (15:46)
At what point during a fruit's maturation process does it become the "main" fruit that receives the brachah borei pri ha-etz?
Sources: OC 202:2; MB 202:11-15
23 Sivan 5768 listen Raisin Wine (2) (16:36)
Halacha l'ma'aseh: there are four requirements that, if met, make raisin wine pri ha-gefen by all opinions.
Sources: OC 202:11; MB 202:56-60
21 Sivan 5768 listen Raisin Wine (1) (15:31)
Is the brachah for raisin wine borei pri hagafen or shehakol?
Sources: OC 202:11; MB 202:54-55
20 Sivan 5768 listen When is wine no longer wine? (14:51)
At some point in mixing wine with other liquids, its brachah changes from borei pri ha-gefen. Just when does that happen?
Sources: OC 202:1; MB 202:7-10
17 Sivan 5768 listen What is wine for the purposes of brachot? (15:14)
Does wine still get a special brachah if it is concentrated? Mevushal? Pasteurized? Mixed with other flavors?
Sources: OC 202:1; MB 202:3-6
16 Sivan 5768 listen Becoming a Chasid for Brachos; The Importance of Wine and Fruit (11:58)
Why does wine get a special bracha? Why does fruit from a tree get a different bracha from other plants?
Sources: Shaarei Teshuva 202:19; OC 202:1; MB 202:1-2
15 Sivan 5768 listen Parameters for Brachot on Fruit (14:03)
The general rules for brachot on fruit -- when the brachah is pri ha'etz, pri ha'adamah, and shehakol. Also: what to do if you don't know what brachah to make -- the answer will likely surprise you!
Sources: OC 202:18; MB 202:83-86
14 Sivan 5768 listen Why do we make brachos prior to eating? (14:03)
Eating without saying a bracha prior to eating is like stealing from Hashem.
Sources: Brachot 35a
13 Sivan 5768 listen Chinuch and Birkat HaMazon (15:23)
Chinuch for Birkat HaMazon is unique in that a child can fulfill his father's obligation.
Sources: OC 186:1-2; MB 186:1-7
8 Adar I 5768 listen Review: Shema through Aleinu (15:10)
A review, summary and overview of halachot of shacharit, from Shema through Aleinu.
7 Adar I 5768 listen Review: Wakeup through Shema (15:32)
A review, summary and overview of halachot of morning conduct, from waking up through the recitation of Shema.
25 Sivan 5767 listen Reciting the Morning Brachot Out of Order; Other Morning Blessings (14:55)
If the morning brachot are recited out of order, how should one correct the error, if at all. Also -- some mistaken brachot that were once recited.
Sources: OC 46:5-7; MB 46:20-23
22 Sivan 5767 listen More Morning Blessings; What if the particular bracha doesn't apply to you? (21:00)
Three more morning brachot; differences in the order of brachot among Sephardim and Ashkenazim. Also: what if the reason for reciting one of the blessings doesn't apply to you?
Sources: OC 46:4,8; MB 46:15-19,24-26; Baer Heitev 46:8
21 Sivan 5767 listen Morning Blessings (Part 3): The Order of the Blessings (15:48)
Why are the blessings we recite today in a different order from those in the Shulchan Aruch? And when is the proper time for the bracha al netilat yadayim?
Sources: OC 46:1-2; MB 46:10-13
20 Sivan 5767 listen Morning Blessings (Part 2) (14:48)
The blessings over dressing, stretching, opening your eyes, walking, wearing shoes, and more.
Sources: OC 46:1; MB 46:5-9
19 Sivan 5767 listen Morning Blessings (Part 1): Elohai Neshoma and Daybreak (19:18)
The brachot Elohai Neshoma and asher natan l'sechvi vina are recited each morning. What if you didn't sleep? What if you didn't hear a rooster crow?
Sources: OC 46:1,8; MB 46:1-4
18 Sivan 5767 listen Introduction: 100 Brachos per Day (15:47)
Why do we have so many different brachot? An introduction to the history of brachot.
Sources: OC 46:3; MB 46:Introduction,14; Men. 43b
15 Sivan 5767 listen The Prohibition on Reciting Pasukim Prior to Birkat HaTorah (15:28)
Not only is there a requirement to recite Birkat HaTorah prior to learning, there is a reciprocal prohibition agasint reciting pasukim prior to reciting Birkat HaTorah -- even if the pasukim are said as tefilla.
Sources: OC 46:9; MB 46:29-32
14 Sivan 5767 listen Birkot HaTorah -- The Gemara and Tosefot (16:42)
This shiur goes through the Gemara and Tosefot in detail as an illustration of how the pilpul of the Rishonim results in all of the different halacha l'ma'aseh categories in Birkot HaTorah -- the l'chatchila and b'dieved halacha, kavanah, the requirement to learn after the bracha or after ahava raba, etc.
Sources: Brachot 11b; Tos. Br. 11b d.h. SheKvar Niftar
13 Sivan 5767 listen Learning after Birkat HaTorah; Women's Obligation for Birkat HaTorah (16:32)
It is best to learn immediately after reciting Birkat HaTorah. Also: all agree that women too are obligated to recite Birkat HaTorah, though their obligation may or may not be the same as men's obligation.
Sources: OC 47:9,14; MB 47:19-21; Beur Halacha d.h. "Nashim"
12 Sivan 5767 listen Fulfilling the Obligation for Birkat HaTorah via Ahava Raba (15:58)
How is it that Ahava Raba fulfills the obligation to recite a bracha over Torah learning?
Sources: OC 47:7-8; MB 47:13-18
8 Sivan 5767 listen Daytime Sleep and Other Interruptions in Learning (13:32)
Most brachot are only valid so long as one keeps focused on the action over which one made the brachah. So what happens if you take your mind off your learning?
Sources: OC 47:10-11; MB 47:22-25
5 Sivan 5767 listen Staying Awake All Night; Awakening before Dawn (15:56)
If you are awake all night, does one say Birkot HaTorah the following morning? What if you slept a little? What if you wake up to learn in the middle of the night -- are brachot required prior to learning? Halachah l'ma'aseh for Shavuot.
Sources: OC 47:12-13; MB 47:28-33
4 Sivan 5767 listen Thinking Thoughts of Torah (11:57)
Is a brachah required prior to thinking thoughts of Torah? If so, how can we do a mitzvah -- any mitzvah -- without first making Birkot HaTorah?
Sources: OC 47:4; MB 47:5-7; Beur Halacha d.h. "HaKotev"
1 Sivan 5767 listen Does writing words of Torah require a blessing? (7:51)
When writing or copying words of Torah or pasukim one is not learning Torah. Does writing require a blessing?
Sources: OC 47:3; MB 47:4
28 Iyar 5767 listen The Importance of Birkot HaTorah (15:30)
We are obligated to make birkot HaTorah with joy over the gift that Hashem has entrusted to us. Failure to do so brings serious consequences
Sources: OC 47:1; MB 47:1-2
Dedicated as a zechut for a refuah shleimah for Sara Chanah bat Rachel Devorah.
27 Iyar 5767 listen The Requirement for Birkot HaTorah (15:25)
Birkot HaTorah are required prior to any Torah learning -- including both the Written and Oral Torah, Midrash, Halacha, and even Musar.
Sources: Brachot 11b; Tos. Br. 11b d.h. SheKvar Niftar; OC 47:2; MB 47:3
Dedicated as a zechut for a refuah shleimah for Chedva Tzippora bas Sarah.
26 Iyar 5767 listen Birkot HaTorah - Introduction (14:53)
An overview of the blessings made over learning Torah. How many blessings are there?
Sources: OC 47:5-6; MB 47:8-12
Dedicated as a zechut for a refuah shleimah for Ariella Rivkah ben Devora Pessel.
11 Nisan 5767 listen Blessings on the Four Cups of Wine (14:34)
Does each of the four cups require its own brocha rishona? Brocha achrona? Why or why not?
Sources: OC 474:1; MB 474:1-5
12 Adar 5767 listen Al HaNissim in Birkat HaMazon for Purim (15:47)
What if you forget al hanissim in birkat hamazon? Also: what if Purim falls before or after shabbos and your meal begins in the day and continues into the night -- can you say both al hanissim and r'tzei?
Sources: OC 695:3; MB 695:15
27 Kislev 5767 listen Al HaNissim for Chanukah (13:42)
Why doesn't al hanisim mention the nes of the oil? Adding al hanissim to birkat hamazon and the amidah; what if you forget al hanissim?
Sources: OC 682:1-2; MB 682:1-4,6
1 Tamuz 5766 listen Mentioning Rosh Chodesh in Birkat HaMazon and Korbonot (8:27)
Part of the observance of Rosh Chodesh includes adding ya'aleh v'yavo in Birkat HaMazon. What if it is forgotten? Also: mentioning the Rosh Chodesh sacrifices as part of korbonot.
Sources: MB 419:2; OC 424:1; MB 424:1-2; OC 421:1; MB 421:1
13 Iyar 5766 listen Morning Brachot (1:00:58)
An introduction to the Morning Blessings, based on Brachot 60b.
Sources: Brachot 60b
27 Adar 5766 listen Who should check for chometz? (13:40)
Who is trusted to check for chometz? If multiple people are checking or if you are checking more than one place, do you make more than one brocha?
Sources: OC 432:2; MB 432:7-12
24 Adar 5766 listen The Blessing for Checking for Chometz (13:28)
What is the blessing before checking for chometz and why? When is it recited?
Sources: Pes. 7a-7b; OC 432:1; MB 432:1-6
15 Shevat 5766 listen Putting on Tefillin (8:28)
The order of putting on Tefillin.
Sources: OC 25:3-5; OC 32:42,52; MB 25:12,13,18,21
11 Shevat 5766 listen Tefillin: One Mitzvah or Two? (10:59)
Are Tefillin one mitvah or two mitzvot? Do they require one blessing or two? What should you do if you only have one tefilla?
11 Tevet 5766 listen Borrowed Tallesim (6:15)
Is a blessing made on a borrowed tallis? What about one that belongs to the shul? What if I just put it on for an aliyah?
Sources: OC 14:3; MB 14:9-11
4 Tevet 5766 listen Brachot for Tallis Gadol and Tallis Katan (7:00)
What is the bracha on the tallis gadol? On the tallis katan? Do we make brachot on both? What if the tallis katan is donned before sunrise?
Sources: OC 8:1,17
29 Kislev 5766 listen Birkat HaMazon - Grace after Meals (1:20:30)
21 Kislev 5766 listen The Blessings Over the Chanukah Candles (9:11)
What blessings are recited over the Chanukah candles and why?
Sources: Shabb. 23a; OC 676:1; Shaarei Teshuva 676:1; MB 676:1
1 Cheshvan 5766 listen Saying Ya'aleh v'Yavo in Birkat HaMazon (6:03)
Ya'aleh v'Yavo is added to Birkat HaMazon on Rosh Chodesh. What do you do if you forget to add it in?
Sources: OC 424:1; MB 424:1,2
9 Elul 5765 listen The Brocha when Checking Chometz - Advanced (1:20:33)
Kollel-level shiur on Rosh, Pesachim, Chapter 1, Part 10
Sources: Rosh Pesachim 1:10 and related Talmud references

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