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557. Performing Mitzvos for Others
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Brachos 11:13 If one affixes a mezuzah for another person, he recites a bracha that God commanded us “regarding the affixing of a mezuzah.” If he installs a guardrail for another person, he recites “regarding the installation of a guardrail.” If he separates terumah for another person, he recites “regarding the separation of terumah.” If […]
556. Performing a Mitzvah for One’s Own Self
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Brachos 11:11 When a person performs a mitzvah for himself, regardless of whether or not it is an obligation, he recites a bracha that God “commanded us to (do such-and-such).” If he performs a mitzvah for another person, the bracha is that God “commanded us regarding (such-and-such).” Brachos 11:12 The ramification of this is that […]
555. Shehechiyanu on Mitzvos
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Brachos 11:9 The blessing shehechiyanu is recited before performing mitzvos that one is only obligated to fulfill at a particular time, such as shofar, succah, lulav, megillah, and Chanukah candles; before mitzvos that involve acquiring of property, such as tzitzis, tefillin and a guardrail; and before fulfilling mitzvos that we only perform infrequently, as these […]
554. Is There a Bracha on a Preliminary Mitzvah?
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Brachos 11:7 The only mitzvah where the bracha is recited after its performance is the immersion of a convert. This is because he can’t say “Who sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us…” until he has immersed, as this does not apply to him. This exception was instituted because the convert was inherently unable […]