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Part 6. 100 Brachos Checklist
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Download in PDF:  Havara Ashkenazis (100 Brachos)    *     Havara Sefardit (100 Brachot)   Use the checklist below to track your daily 100 brachos Following is the recommended list of daily brachos according to the Mishnah Brurah (46:14). Before bed: Hamapil (1) ______ In the morning: Al Netilas Yadim (1) ______ Asher Yatzar (1) […]
Part 5. Are Women Obligated in 100 Brachos a Day?
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Are women obligated in reciting 100 brachos a day? Perhaps unsurprisingly, that is a question with no clear answer. The first thing to consider is the question of mitzvos asei shehaz’man grama – positive, time-bound mitzvos. Women are obligated in all negative mitzvos (not to kill, not to steal, not to eat non-kosher food, etc.) […]
Part 4: 100 Brachos on Shabbos and Yom Tov
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A large number of the 100 daily brachos are accounted for by the three daily Shemoneh Esreis of 19 brachos each. (3×19=57 – more than half one’s minimum daily allowance of brachos!) On Shabbos, the Amidah is only seven brachos, so that removes a huge number of brachos from one’s daily tally. Actually, one isn’t […]
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 […]