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Asher Yatzar: blessing expressing gratitude for good health and awe at G-d's creation of the human body ("Who Has formed man with wisdom") that is recited after going to the bathroom.
Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 3
In this lesson we take a closer look at the standard wording of all blessings and also offer an additional reason for the ritual of morning hand-washing. Next, follows a fascinating discussion on the blessing of ‘Asher Yatzar”, which describes the wonders...
בָּרוּךְ… אֲשֶׁר יָצַר
שולחן ערוך אדמו"ר הזקן / או"ח ח"א / ז דין ברכת אשר יצר כל היום אחר הטלת מים ובו ז' סעיפים: / דכי אפילו לטיפה אחת חייב לברך שאםיסתם הנקב מלהוציא הטיפה ההיא היה קשה לו וחייב להודותTehillim 115:3.Ibid. 104:24.Tanya, ch. 36.תו"א ולקו"ת / תורה אור / מגלת אסתר ...
1. One should accustom himself to go to the lavatory evening and morning, for this causes alertness and cleanliness. 2. He who defers his needs is violating a command of the Torah. 3. One should be modest also in the lavatory. He should not expose himself...
Thunder, fragrances, travelers & more
Besides the basic daily blessings—e.g., for eating or drinking, and those that are part of the prayers—there are a variety of other blessings recited on different occasions.
1 When the Sages instituted [a text for] these prayers, they [also] established other blessings to be recited every day. These are: When a person gets into bed to sleep at night, he says: Blessed are You, God, our Lord, King of the universe, who causes th...
Question: Is it necessary to wash one's hands prior to the daily prayers? And how about before studying Torah? Answer: During the course of the day, chances are that our hands have touched areas of our bodies that are normally covered. After touching such...
1. It is preferable for one to pause from his travels while saying Tefilas Haderechטור או"ח סימן ק"י, מגן אברהם שם ס"ק י"א. 2. If it is not possible to stop, for instance if he is traveling on a bus or train, or if there is no place on the highway to stop...
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