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Q&A What is the prayer said when seeing a former shul?

I think I remember hearing that there is a particular prayer to be said when seeing a place where there was formerly a shul. Can anyone confirm this? Could you tell me what the prayer says? (I am m...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by hughthomas‭

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Q&A Blessing on Salt

The Bracha on salt, as listed in Mishneh Torah, Blessings 8:8 is Shehakol. I have found confirmation in modern generally accepted Halachic sources. According to Mishneh Torah, Blessings 8:7 spices...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by PinnyM‭

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Q&A How much of an interruption is permitted between a mitzvah blessing and the mitzvah?

I was taught that we shouldn't make an interruption between saying a mitzvah b'racha and taking the action. I don't have a source for this other than that it makes sense; you don't want to risk ma...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A If someone has fulfilled an obligation (like kiddush), can he then do it for others?

I had been under the impression that somebody who is not personally obligated in a mitzvah (or maybe specifically a b'racha?) cannot do it on behalf of someone else. This is one of the usual expla...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Shehecheyanu on Purim

What is the shecheyanu for on Purim night? The one before the morning megillah reading is (according to the announcement in shul) for the mitzvos done in the daytime. But in the preceding night, w...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by AA ‭

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Q&A Why is מוציא לחם more of a problem than מתיר אסורים or מלביש ערמים?

The Gemara (Berachot 38a) cites a dispute whether the blessing on bread is המוציא or מוציא. The issue is that the blessing must reflect the past tense; while everyone agrees that מוציא is past tens...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by simyou‭

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Q&A Do you say Baruch Dayan Ha-emet immediately, regardless of where you are when you learn the news?

Upon learning of someone's passing, I have been taught, we immediately say baruch dayan ha-emet. I have also been taught that we don't say blessings (or learn torah) in inappropriate locations. M...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Making a Bracha on a smell test.

Some members of my family are required to take a "smell test" in order to attend school each day. Are they required to make a bracha בורא מיני בשמים like when usually smelling nice things, or is th...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Dani‭

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Q&A Hatov Ve'Hametiv for wine that is not made of grapes

Can one bless Hatov Ve'Hametiv on wine that is not made of grapes (like pomegranates, figs etc) like he would on a grape wine?

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Alaychem‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Alaychem‭

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Q&A Why is the beracha of Shehechiyanu phrased in the plural?

The Bracha of Shehechiyanu reads as follows: ברוך...שהחיינו וקיימנו והגיענו לזמן הזה ...that He kept us alive and sustained us and brought us to this time. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by DonielF‭

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