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Inviting The Departed To A Wedding
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) 1. The poskim tell us that the souls of the departed come to the wedding of their children and grandchildren (see Zohar Pinchas, Shu”t Maharash Engel vol. 7 page 119, Yesod Veshoresh Haovodah Shaar Hakolel 15, and […]
552. Brachos on Rabbinic Mitzvos
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Brachos 11:3 When it comes to all Rabbinic mitzvos, a bracha is recited before both those that the Sages instituted as obligations – such as reading the megillah, lighting Shabbos candles and lighting the Chanukah menorah – and those that are not obligations – such as making an eiruv or washing hands before eating (which […]
551. Brachos on Obligatory and Voluntary Mitzvos
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Brachos 11:1 All brachos start with “Baruch” and conclude with “Baruch” (i.e., a phrase that begins with “Baruch”) except for the brachos after reciting the Shema, brachos that appear in a chain of successive brachos, brachos over fruit and similar, brachos over the performance of mitzvos, and the aforementioned brachos that are expressions of praise […]
550. Entering and Leaving a City
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Brachos 10:25 When entering a large city, one should say, “May it be Your will, Hashem my God, that I enter this city in peace.” If he enters in peace, he should say, “I thank You, Hashem my God, for enabling me to enter in peace.” When he desires to leave, he should say, “May […]
549. Entering and Leaving the Beis Medrash
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Brachos 10:23 When one enters the study hall, he should say, “May it be Your will, Hashem our God, that I not stumble in a matter of law, nor rule that something pure is impure, nor that something that impure is pure, nor rule that something permitted is forbidden, nor that something forbidden is permitted, […]
548. Letting Blood, Measuring Grain
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Brachos 10:21 (People used to let blood for medicinal purposes.) One who goes to let blood should say, “May it be Your will, Hashem our God, that this activity heal me because You are a generous Healer.” After letting blood, one should recite the bracha that God heals the sick (Rofei cholim). Brachos 10:22 One […]