22 November, 2017 18:27


New Shiur

Hilchot Shabbat

for men

"My hotplate went off can I ask my non-jewish neighbour to turn it on?"

"I left the light on in the bedroom can I ask my non-jewish cleaner to switch it off?"

Would you like to know the halachot of Amira Lenochri?

(what I can or can’t ask a non-jew to do for me on Shabbat)

Introducing a new series of 6 shiurim by Rabbi S.Bensalmon

proposed time:6.50-7.30 pm every Sunday evening.

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Q & A on Parashat Vayetze

All references are to the verses and Rashis commentary, unless otherwise stated.

  1. When Yaakov traveled to Charan, the Torah stresses that he departed from Beer Sheva. Why?
    28:10 – The departure of a righteous person leaves a noticeable void in that place.
  2. On the night of his dream, Yaakov did something he hadn’t done in 14 years. What?
    28:11 – Sleep at night lying down.
  3. G-d compressed the entire Land of Israel underneath the sleeping Yaakov. What did this symbolize?
    28:13 – That the Land would be easy for his descendants to conquer.
  4. Yaakov said "I will return with shalom." What did he mean by "shalom"?
    28:21 – Completely without sin.
  5. Why did Yaakov rebuke the shepherds?
    29:7 – He thought they were loafing, stopping work early in the day.
  6. Why did Rachel, and not her brothers, tend her father’s sheep?
    30:27 – Her brothers weren’t born yet.
  7. Why did Yaakov cry when he met Rachel?
    29:11 – He saw prophetically that they would not be buried together; or because he was penniless.
  8. Why did Lavan run to greet Yaakov?
    29:13 – He thought Yaakov was carrying money.
  9. Why were Leah’s eyes tender?
    29:17 – She cried continually because she thought she was destined to marry Esav.
  10. How old was Yaakov when he married?
    29:21 – Eighty-four.
  11. What did Rachel find enviable about Leah?
    30:1 – Her good deeds, thinking they were the reason Leah merited children.
  12. Who was Yaakov’s fifth son?
    30:5 – Dan.
  13. Who was Leahs handmaiden? Was she older or younger than Rachels handmaiden?
    30:10 – Zilpah. She was younger.
  14. How do you say dudaim in Arabic?
    30:14 – Jasmine (Yasmin).
  15. "G-d remembered Rachel" (30:22). What did He remember?
    30:22 – That Rachel gave Leah the "signs of recognition" that Yaakov had taught her, so that Leah wouldnt be embarrassed.
  16. What does "Yosef" mean? Why was he named that?
    30:24 "Yosef" means "He will add." Rachel asked G-d for another son in addition to Yosef.
  17. G-d forbade Lavan to speak to Yaakov "either of good or of bad." Why didnt G-d want Lavan to speak of good?
    31:24 – Because the "good" that comes from wicked people is bad for the righteous.
  18. Where are there two Aramaic words in this weeks Parsha?
    31:41 – Yagar Sahaduta, meaning "wall of testimony."
  19. Who was Bilhahs father? Who was Zilpahs father?
    31:50 – Lavan.
  20. Who escorted Yaakov into Eretz Yisrael?
    32:1 – The angels of Eretz Yisrael.


Halachot from Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz’l

שאלה: האם יש לענות אמן אחר ברכותיהם של ילדים קטנים?

תשובה: בבריתא במסכת ברכות (דף נג.) שנינו: אחרי כל מי שמברך עונים אמן, חוץ מאחרי תינוקות של בית רבן. והני מילי (ואלו הדברים, כלומר וכך הדין) בעידנא דגמרי, כלומר בזמן שלומדים סדר הברכות בפני רבן (רב שלהם) אבל בעידנא דמפטרי נפשייהו, עונין. כלומר בזמן שהם מתברכים בכדי לפטור את עצמם, עונים אמן אחר ברכותיהם.

וביאור הדבר הוא, כמו שכתב מרן השלחן ערוך (סימן רטו) שמותר ללמד לתינוקות את הברכות כתקנן, ואף על פי שהם מברכין לבטלה בשעת הלימוד, שהרי בזמן שמלמדים ילד קטן לברך, מלמדים אותו נוסח הברכה אף בלא שיתחייב בה. וכגון הרוצה לחנך את בנו לברך ברכת בורא פרי העץ, רשאי לבקשו לברך כמה פעמים על פרי אחד, אף שמן הדין אין לברך אלא פעם אחת. ולכן אין לענות "אמן" אחר ברכות כאלה, שהרי לא שייך לומר אמן לאמת ולקיים את דברי המברך בזמן שברכתו אינה ברכה.

אבל בזמן שהם מברכים כדין כדי לפטור את עצמם, כיון שממצות חינוך הם מברכים אף לפני הגיעם לגיל מצוות, לכן יש לענות אחר ברכתם אמן.

אולם כתבו האחרונים שכל זה דוקא בקטנים שכבר הגיעו לגיל חינוך, שיודעים כבר ענין הברכה ומבינים למי הם מברכים, אבל תינוקות וילדים קטנים ממש אין לענות אמן אחר ברכותיהם, לפי שיש לחוש שאין גופם נקי כראוי, ולכן מה שפסקו הטור ומרן השלחן ערוך שיש לענות אמן אחרי ברכת קטנים שהם מברכין לפטור את עצמן כיון שהם בני חינוך, כוונתם היא דוקא בילדים שהגיעו כבר לגיל חינוך. ומרן הרב עובדיה יוסף שליט"א כתב, שמספק אין לענות אמן אלא על ברכה של ילד שהגיע לגיל תשע ואילך.

ומכאן נלמד, שיש לחנך את הילדים לנקות את גופם היטב היטב, שאם אינם מנקים עצמם כראוי לאחר שעושים את צרכיהם, הרי שכל ברכותיהם ותפלותיהם הולכים לשוא

Question: May one answer “Amen” to a blessing recited by a young child?

Answer: The Baraita in Masechet Berachot (53b) states, “One answers ‘Amen’ to a blessing recited by anyone except for young children. However, this only applies when they are learning how to recite the blessing with their Rebbi, but if they are reciting the blessing in order to exempt themselves, ‘Amen’ is answered to their blessings.”

Maran HaShulchan Aruch (Chapter 215) explains this to mean that it is permissible to teach children the proper way to recite a blessing even though one is reciting a blessing in vain, for when one teaches a young child to bless, this is done even when the child has not done anything (or eaten anything) to require a blessing. For instance, if one wishes to educate his child to recite the “Boreh Peri Ha’etz” blessing, one may ask him to recite the blessing several times on the same fruit although halachically, he should only be reciting the blessing once. One should therefore not answer “Amen” after such blessings, for one cannot say “Amen” which is in essence verifying and affirming the words of the one blessing when the blessing is not a blessing at all.

However, if they are reciting a blessing to exempt themselves (i.e. they are actually performing an action which requires the recitation of a blessing), since they are obligated to recite blessings before the age of Bar/Bat Mitzvah based on the Mitzvah of educating them, one indeed answers “Amen” to their blessing.

Nevertheless, the Acharonim point out that this applies only to children who have reached the age of education which is when they understand the idea of blessings and know to Whom they are blessing; however, one should not answer “Amen” to the blessings of toddlers and very young children, for we must be concerned that their body is not properly clean. Thus, when the Tur and Maran HaShulchan Aruch write that one should answer “Amen” to the blessings of children when they are reciting the blessing in order to exempt themselves, this refers only to children who have reached the age of education. Maran Harav Ovadia Yosef Shlit”a writes that because this age is doubtful, one should answer “Amen” only when the child is nine years of age and older.

Based on this, one should educate his children to clean their body very well, for if they do not clean themselves well after using the facilities, all of their blessings and prayers will have been in vain


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