Rav David Brofsky
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Rav David Brofsky Shiur #24: Laws of the Wedding The Sheva Berakhot (1) In this shiur, we will begin our discussion of the birkot chatanim, the sheva berakhot recited during the sheva yemei mishteh after a wedding. What is the significance of the requirement of panim chadashot, and is there special importance to the berakha of asher bara? Life Cycles (2)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #25: Laws of the Wedding The Sheva Berakhot (2) In this shiur, we continue our discussion of the sheva berakhot as they relate to the meals held during the seven festive days following a wedding. Life Cycles (2)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #26: Laws of the Wedding The Sheva Berakhot (3) In this shiur, we continue our discussion of the sheva berakhot recited during the week following a wedding. Are these berakhot intrinsically related to the Birkat Ha-Mazon, and what are the ramifications of this point? Life Cycles (2)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #27: Laws of the Wedding Shana Rishona: The First Year of Marriage In this shiur, we discuss the halachot of shana rishona, the first year of marriage. Is this mitzva intrinsically connected to the chatan's dispensation from going out to war, such that it does not apply nowadays, or does this mitzva have independent significance? Life Cycles (2)
Rav David Brofsky Introduction to Berakhot The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Mentioning God's Name (Shem) and His Kingship (Malkhut) This week, we will discuss the centrality of Shem and Malkhut in the matbe’a ha-berakha (the blessing formula). The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #03: Changes to the Matbe'a Ha-Berakha The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #04: Berakha Le-Vatala The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #05: The Nature of Birkot Ha-Nehenin The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #06: Netilat Yadayim The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #07: Netilat Yadayim (2) The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #08: Netilat Yadayim (3) The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #09: Netilat Yadayim (4) The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #10: Netilat Yadayim (5) The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #11: Netilat Yadayim (6) The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #12: Netilat Yadayim (7) The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #13: Netilat Yadayim (8): The Laws of Chatzitza for Netilat Yadayim The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #14: Netilat Yadayim (9) The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #15: Talking Between Netilat Yadayim and Ha-motzi This week, we will discuss whether one may talk or interrupt between washing the hands (netilat yadayim) and reciting the blessing over the bread (ha-motzi). The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #16: Betzi'at Ha-Pat (1) The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #17: Betzi'at Ha-Pat (2) The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #18: Betzi'at Ha-Pat (3) The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #19: Betzi'at Ha-Pat (4) The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #20: Birkat Ha-Motzi Definition of Bread Pat Ha-Ba’ah Be-Kisanin (1) In the upcoming weeks, we will focus on the blessing recited over bread, “ha-motzi lechem min ha-aretz” (birkat ha-motzi). The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #21: Birkat Ha-Motzi The Definition of Bread Pat Ha-Ba’ah Be-Kisanin (2) Last week, we began our study of the birkat ha-pat, birkat ha-motzi. We explained that we will divide our discussion of birkat ha-motzi into three parts: Pat ha-ba’ah be-kisanin (grain-based baked products upon which one generally recites borei minei mezonot unless they are eaten as a meal), hafka’at shem lechem (circumstances in which bread is transformed into a food upon which one no longer recites the blessing of ha-motzi), and foods upon which one always says borei minei mezonot, even if eaten as the basis of a meal (pasta, pancakes, etc.). The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)

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