Rav David Brofsky
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Rav David Brofsky Shiur #70: Birkot Ha-Mitzvot (6) The Laws of Hefsek (Interruptions) in Birkot Ha-Mitzva (2) This week we finish our study of birkot ha-mitzvot. The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Birkot Ha-Mitzvot Six Installments Combined The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #71: Birkot Ha-Shevach Abnormal Creatures and Beautiful Creations In this shiur, we will begin our study of the birkot ha-sevach. We will focus on the berakhot recited upon seeing unusual natural phenomena - meshaneh ha-briyot and barukh dayan ha-emet, depending on the circumstances. The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #72: Birkot Ha-Shevach (2) Berakhot Over the Forces of Nature In this shiur, we continue our study of the Birkot Ha-Shevach, focusing on the blessings recited upon experiencing thunder and lightning. The Laws of Berakhot (Semester 3)
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)
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Pesach - Introduction to Chametz and the Laws of Pesach The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Uniqueness of Elul in Prayer and Custom The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Pesach - Defining Chametz (1) The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Experience of Rosh Ha-shana The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Pesach - Defining Chametz (2) ֠Mixtures The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Reason for and Nature of Mitzvat Tekiat Shofar The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Pesach - Medicines and Cosmetics The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of the Shofar and Its Sounds The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Pesach - Kitniyot The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Timing of the Shofar Sounds, and the Relationship Between Teki'at Shofar and Musaf The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Chanuka The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Bal Yera'eh U-Val Yimatzei and Tashbitu The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Chanuka - Women and Neirot Chanuka The Laws of Festivals

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