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305. Pesukei d’Zimra
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 7:12 The Sages praised people who recite Psalms every day, from Psalm 145, “A song of praise by David…” through the end of the Book (i.e., Psalm 150). It has become the practice to read other verses both before and after them. The Sages instituted the bracha of Baruch She’amar at the […]
304. Brachos on Torah Study
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 7:10 If a person gets up early to study Torah, either the Written or the Oral Law, before reciting Shema, he first washes his hands and recites the following three brachos: “…Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us regarding words of Torah.” “Please, Hashem, our God, make the words […]
303. Not Reciting Unnecessary Morning Brachos
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 7:8 We said in 7:7 that if one does not perform one of the morning activities, he does not recite the corresponding bracha. The ramification of his is that if a person sleeps in his clothes, he does not recite the bracha “Who clothes the naked” when he gets up. If he […]
302. Morning Blessings – part 2
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 7:6 When fastening his belt, one recites, “…Who girds Israel with strength.” When putting on his shoes, one recites, “…Who has provided all my needs.” When departing on his way, one recites, “…Who prepares the steps of man.” One should also recite the following brachos each day: “…Who has not made me […]
301. Morning Blessings – part 1
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 7:4 When one hears a rooster crow, he recites, “Blessed are You, Hashem, our God, King of the universe, Who gives the rooster the understanding necessary to distinguish between day and night.” When putting on his clothes, one recites, “…Who clothes the naked.” When putting on his headgear, one recites, “…Who crowns […]
300. Kriyas Shema al HaMitah
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 7:2 After reciting the bracha described in 7:1, one recites the first section of Shema and goes to sleep. A man may do this even if his wife is sleeping with him. If he cannot stay awake, he should recite at least the first verse of Shema. Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 7:3 When […]