With the start of the summer season, I found it apropos in my last article to discuss the halachos of tefilas haderech. Keeping with that theme, it is worthwhile to… Read more »
This week’s article deals with the blessing of baruch sheptarani, the berachah recited by fathers upon their sons reaching Bar-Mitzvah. What is the meaning of the blessing, and why is it commonly recited without Shem and Malchus? It the blessing recited for girls? Is it recited by mothers? These, and other questions, are discussed in this week’s article.
Definitions 1. What is the halachic definition of a fruit tree? Regarding the b’racha borei pri ha’eitz, a fruit tree is defined as one whose trunk remains from year to… Read more »