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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 […]
299. HaMapil
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 6:10 Women, Canaanite servants and minors are obligated to daven. Anyone who is exempt from reciting Shema is also exempt from Shemoneh Esrei. Everyone accompanying a corpse to the cemetery is exempt from Shemoneh Esrei, even if they are not needed to transport the bier. Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 7:1 When the Sages […]
298. Interrupting Shemoneh Esrei
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 6:8 One who is studying Torah when the time for davening arrives must stop and daven. If he learns Torah full-time for a living and he is doing so when the time for davening arrives, he need not stop since the mitzvah of Torah study is greater than the mitzvah of prayer. […]
297. Before Maariv
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 6:6 Relevant to the halachos in 6:5: the beginning of a haircut is when one is covered with the barber’s cloth; the beginning of a bath is when one removes his undergarments; the beginning of tanning is when he ties on the apron in the manner of craftsmen; the beginning of eating […]
296. Before Shacharis; Before Mincha
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 6:4 One is not permitted to eat anything or to do any work from dawn until after he has davened shacharis. One may also not visit a friend before he has davened shacharis, nor depart on a journey before doing so. One may eat or do work before davening musaf or mincha, […]
295. Adding to Shemoneh Esrei
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 6:2 A person who is davening with a congregation should not make his prayers excessively long, though one may do so when davening alone. If, after davening, one wishes to add on to his prayers, he may do so. This is even true of the Yom Kippur confession. Similarly, one may add […]