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Part 3: The 100 Daily Brachos
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Following is the recommended list of daily brachos according to the Mishnah Brurah (46:14), based on the assumption that the obligation begins at night: Before bed Hamapil (1) In the morning Al Netilas Yadim (+1 = 2) Asher Yatzar (+1 = 3) Elokai Neshama (+1 = 4) Morning blessings (+15 = 19) Blessings on Torah […]
Part 2: The Nature of the Obligation
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Introduction – part 2 The exact nature of the obligation to recite 100 brachos a day is actually a difference of opinion. While our relating of the origin certainly indicates that it is a rabbinic enactment, there are those who believe it to be a Torah obligation (perhaps a halacha l’Moshe miSinai – a law […]
Part 1: The Origin
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The Talmud in tractate Menachos (43b) tells us that a person is obligated to recite 100 brachos every day. It bases this obligation on Deuteronomy 10:12: “v’ata, Yisroel, mah Hashem Elokecha shoel mei’imach?” (“Now, Israel, what does Hashem Your God ask of you?”) The Gemara doesn’t really explain how we derive that law from that […]