The Laws of Berakhot
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #73: Birkot Ha-Shevach (3) Berakhot Over the Forces of Nature (2) In this shiur, we will conclude our study the laws of the oseh ma’aseh vereishit blessing, including the blessings said over lakes, rivers, and mountains. We will discuss when and how often the blessing is recited. The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #74: Birkot Ha-Shevach (3) Rainbows This week, we will conclude our study of the blessings said upon seeing natural phenomenon as we discuss the blessing said upon seeing a rainbow. The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #75: Introduction to the Shehechiyanu Blessing Shehechiyanu Upon Seeing a Friend (1) In this shiur, we will begin our discussion of the Shehechiyanu blessing. When is this blessing obligatory and when is it optional? We will further discuss when it is appropriate to recite the blessing upon seeing a friend whom one has not seen for some time. The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #76: Introduction to the Shehechiyanu Blessing (2) Shehechiyanu on a New Fruit In this shiur, we will discuss the berakha of Shehechiyanu recited over new fruits. We will discuss when this blessing is recited, what to do if it is forgotten, and over which fruits is may be said. The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #77: Blessings on Purim In this shiur, we will discuss halakhot of berakhot relevant to Purim. Specifically, we will focus on when the berakha of Shehechiyanu is recited on Purim and the berakha of ha-rav et riveinu recited after the Megilla reading. The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #78: Birkat Ha-Ilanot Birkat Ha-Ilanot is said in the month of Nisan, upon seeing “ilanei de-ka melavlevei,” trees that are blossoming. In this shiur, we will discuss the nature of this blessing, whether it is inherently related to Nisan, and its numerous halakhot. The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #79: The Shehechiyanu and Ha-Tov Ve-Hameitiv Blessings (3) New House and Vessels In this shiur, we will discuss the nature of the Shehechiyanu and Ha-Tov Ve-Hameitiv blessings said upon building a new house and purchasing new vessels. The Rishonim appear to disagree about the nature of these blessings, and to this day there are different approaches regarding the frequency with which these blessings are recited. The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #80: The Shehechiyanu and Ha-Tov Ve-Hameitiv Blessings (4) New House and Vessels (2) In the last shiur, we discussed the nature of the Shehechiyanu and Ha-Tov Ve-Hameitiv blessings said upon building a new house and purchasing new vessels. This week, we will discuss when these blessings are said, and we will discuss numerous practical scenarios. The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)

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