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Tefilin – part 2
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Tefilin: Replacing: Tefilin You Took Off by Choice If you take off your tefilin without being required to do so and with the intention of replacing them, do not say the blessings when you replace them on your head and arm. Note: If you took the tefilin off between bar’chu and the end of amida, see […]
477. Answering Amen After Your Own Bracha
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Brachos 1:15 If a person recites a bracha in which he is not obligated, it is considered taking God’s Name in vain. He is like one who took a false oath and we are not permitted to answer amen after such a bracha. We teach children how to recite brachos using the full text (including […]
476. When and How to Answer Amen
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Brachos 1:13 When a Jew hears another Jew recite a bracha, he is required to answer amen even if he didn’t hear the entire bracha and even if he was not himself obligated in that bracha. One does not answer amen to the bracha of a non-Jew, an apostate, a Samaritan, a child who is […]
475. Listening to Someone Else’s Bracha
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Brachos 1:11 When one person listens to another recite a bracha in its entirety and he has the intention to fulfill his obligation, he has fulfilled it even if he did not answer amen. One who does answer amen is considered as if he recited the bracha himself, so long as the one who recited […]