Brachos

Berachot 5b: Sour grapes

Once, 400 barrels of Rav Huna’s wine turned sour into vinegar. Rav Yehudah, the brother of Rav Salla Chasida, (and some say it was Rav Adda bar Ahavah,) as well as other Sages went to visit him. They said to him: “Let master [Rav Huna] examine his affairs to determine…

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Berachot 3a: Tefilat HaDerech

Tefilat HaDerech                                                                                                   Berachot 3a

Rabbi Yossi said: I was once travelling on the road and I entered one of the ruins of Jerusalem to pray1. Elijah the prophet, who is remembered for good, came and waited for me at the entrance until I finished my prayer. After I finished my…

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HASHEM IN GOLUS???

In the Gemara in Berachos 3a a Beraiso is brought where R'Eliezer says that there are three watches. And says R'eliezer that "at each watch the HaKadosh BaruchHu sits and roars like a lion". The verse that backs up this statement says in Yiremahu 25:30 "Hashem will Roar from on…

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Brochos 2a questions in shas!

Learning Gemara can spring up some very obvious questions. When learning Brachos 2a the most obvious question of all is: 'Why does the Mishnah choose the reading of Sh’ma at night to be the very first halacha to be discussed in Shas?' Tosafos (Shabbos 2a) notes that many masechtos are…

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Brachos 4 The Power Of Ashrei

Rashi summarizes and says that the great benefit of Tehillim 145 (commonly referred to as Ashrei), is that it is written using a format following the entire alef-bais, and that it features a statement of Hashem providing sustenance for all living creatures (verse 16 - Poseyach es yodecho - you…

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Berachot 5b : Sour grapes

 

 

 

Once, 400 barrels of Rav Huna’s wine turned sour into vinegar. Rav Yehudah, the brother of Rav Salla Chasida, (and some say it was Rav Adda bar Ahavah) as well as other Sages went to visit him.

They said to him: “Let master [Rav Huna] examine his…

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Berachot 11b : Count your blessings

 

 

 

What blessing should one recite before studying Torah? Rav Yehudah said in the name of Shmuel: “Asher Kiddeshanu Bemitzvotav Vetzivanu La’asok Bedivrei Torah” (- Who has sanctified us with His commandments and has commanded us to occupy ourselves with words of Torah). Rabbi Yochanan would add the…

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