Rabbi Brovender of WebYeshiva.org discusses which bracha we make on granola. Granola is a mixture of different types of grains and usually consists of quick cooking oats, making the question of which bracha less than straightforward.
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Rabbi Chaim Brovender continues his discussion of the reading of the haftara on shabbat. The haftara is a reading from the prophets (neviim), which reflects or reminds us of the weekly Torah reading. Rabbi Brovender discusses why this practice was instituted.
Rabbi Chaim Brovender, of WebYeshiva.org, continues his discussion of the Shemona Esrai (Amida). He mentions the three steps we take before starting this prayer - as though we are approaching G-d. Most people take three steps back, and then three steps forward. Rabbi Brovender also discusses the beginning of the Shemona Esrai prayer.
Rabbi Chaim Brovender, of WebYeshiva.org, discusses a special Halacha in connection with saying the Shemona Esrai (Amida) - the direction one should face when saying this prayer. In Israel, one faces Jerusalem, and in Jerusalem, one faces the temple mount. Outside of Israel, one faces the direction of Israel. This is done to give one the feeling of praying in the holy temple.
Rabbi Chaim Brovender, of WebYeshiva.org, answers a student's question as to what the proper response is to the priestly blessing (Birkat Cohanim) in the Shemona Esrei if there are no Cohanim present in Shul. If there are no Cohanim present, the custom (minhag) in most cases is that the Chazan says the priestly blessing. However, one should follow the custom (minhag) of the Shul they attend.
Rabbi Chaim Brovender, of WebYeshiva.org, continues his discussion of adding Mashiv Haruach and V'Tein Tal Umatar Livracha to our Tefilot. What do people do if they live in countries that have seasons that are the exact opposite of Eretz Yisrael?
Rabbi Chaim Brovender, of WebYeshiva.org, discusses the timing of adding Mashiv Haruach and V'Tein Tal Umatar Livracha. Mashiv Haruach is added on Shmini Atzeret. In Eretz Yisrael, we add V'Tein Tal Umatar Livracha on the 7th of Cheshvan, and in Chutz Laaretz, on the 4th or 5th of December.
Rabbi Chaim Brovender, of WebYeshiva.org, continues his discussion of adding V'Tein Bracha to our Tefila. What happens if one travels from Eretz Yisrael to Chutz La'aretz in the time period between when we begin adding V'Tein Bracha in Eretz Yisrael (7th of Cheshvan) and when it is added in Chutz La'aretz (December 4th or 5th)?
Rabbi Chaim Brovender, of WebYeshiva.org, discusses the importance of bread, and the different brachot that can be made on wheat products. Rabbi Brovender also discusses what bracha should be made on rice and rice products.
Rabbi Chaim Brovender, of WebYeshiva.org, discusses what exactly constitutes bread according to Chazal's requirements. We only make the bracha of hamotzi on the grains Chazal designated, primarily wheat.