Audio Roundup Special: Rav Soloveitchik Along the Daf 2

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by Joel Rich

https://alldaf.org/p/64138

Berachos 30: Davening Towards the Mikdash

 

Sanhedrin acts both as a decisor and as a representative of Klal Yisrael.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64137

Berachos 30: Ya’aleh V’Yavo on Rosh Chodesh

The aron kodesh facing east is a torah requirement.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64139

Berachos 31: Davening Mitoch Divrei Torah

Tfila and Torah are both avodah shebileiv attaching us to HKBH.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64194

Berachos 32: Moshe Rabeinu after the Eigel

Moshe merited the “horns of light” when he moved to being an initiator and teacher of Klal Yisrael.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64237

Berachos 33: Havdolah; Ta’ah B’zu Uv’Zu

If one didn’t say atah chonein in shmoneh esrai and ate before havdalah, the hamavdil in shmoneh esrai doesn’t help (it becomes a deficient havdalah) and he must say shmoneh esrai again.  (Which is not the case if he hadn’t eaten before havdalah)

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64238

Berachos 35: R’ Chanina Bar Dosa’s power of prayer

There are two types of tfila, tachanun represents zaakah (crying out).

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64282

Berachos 35: Nete Revai in Chutz L’Aretz

Neta rvai issues – application in ch”ul?

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64294

Berachos 36: Berocha on Sugar

What are the determinants of the proper brachot on fruit extracts?

 

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64462

Berachos 39: Yachatz

Why the Rambam didn’t do yachatz.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64461

Berachos 40: Meshane Matbea Shel Berocha

 

Why the Rambam might not be internally inconsistent in his positions (on general brachot and brachot kriat shma) concerning whether they need to be repeated if you didn’t say the correct text.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64512

Berachos 42: Wine has its own Berocha

The bracha on wine during Kiddush is not just a matir to drink but also an integral part of Kiddush.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64513

Berachos 43: Birchas HaRei’ach

Why do we need a limud to teach us to say birchat hareach?

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64545

Berachos 44: Al Ha’Michya: Hazkoras Me’en Ha’Meora

Is al hamichya a replacement for birchat hamazon or a separate item?  Are the inserts to birchat hamazon integral to it or add ons?

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64569

Berachos 46: Birchas Ha’Tov V’HaMeitiv

Is the bracha of hatov v’hameitiv an integral part of birchat hamazon or an add on?  Why does it matter?

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64642

Berachos 47: Tisha V’Aron Mitztarfin

We use the aron and sefer torah as a stand in for sanhedrin and the tzibbur for matters of community (e.g. declaring New Moon)

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64643

Berachos 48: Birchas HaMotzie

Hamotzi functions as a matir and also as part of the mitzvah of seudah/birchat hamazon.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64692

Berachos 49: Ain Chosmin B’Shtaim

 

Do kedushat shabbat and yom tov merge into one or not?

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64780

Berachos 51: Birchas HaMitzvos

Can a birchat hamitzva halachically be made after doing the mitzvah?

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64781

Berachos 52: Ner She’Shavas

The ner of havdalah represents the separation of Shabbat and chol by way of fire whose original creation was on Motzai Shabbat for this very reason.

https://alldaf.org/p/64138

Berachos 30: Davening Towards the Mikdash

 

Sanhedrin acts both as a decisor and as a representative of Klal Yisrael.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64137

Berachos 30: Ya’aleh V’Yavo on Rosh Chodesh

The aron kodesh facing east is a torah requirement.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64139

Berachos 31: Davening Mitoch Divrei Torah

Tfila and Torah are both avodah shebileiv attaching us to HKBH.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64194

Berachos 32: Moshe Rabeinu after the Eigel

Moshe merited the “horns of light” when he moved to being an initiator and teacher of Klal Yisrael.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64237

Berachos 33: Havdolah; Ta’ah B’zu Uv’Zu

If one didn’t say atah chonein in shmoneh esrai and ate before havdalah, the hamavdil in shmoneh esrai doesn’t help (it becomes a deficient havdalah) and he must say shmoneh esrai again.  (Which is not the case if he hadn’t eaten before havdalah)

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64238

Berachos 35: R’ Chanina Bar Dosa’s power of prayer

There are two types of tfila, tachanun represents zaakah (crying out).

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64282

Berachos 35: Nete Revai in Chutz L’Aretz

Neta rvai issues – application in ch”ul?

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64294

Berachos 36: Berocha on Sugar

What are the determinants of the proper brachot on fruit extracts?

 

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64462

Berachos 39: Yachatz

Why the Rambam didn’t do yachatz.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64461

Berachos 40: Meshane Matbea Shel Berocha

 

Why the Rambam might not be internally inconsistent in his positions (on general brachot and brachot kriat shma) concerning whether they need to be repeated if you didn’t say the correct text.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64512

Berachos 42: Wine has its own Berocha

The bracha on wine during Kiddush is not just a matir to drink but also an integral part of Kiddush.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64513

Berachos 43: Birchas HaRei’ach

Why do we need a limud to teach us to say birchat hareach?

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64545

Berachos 44: Al Ha’Michya: Hazkoras Me’en Ha’Meora

Is al hamichya a replacement for birchat hamazon or a separate item?  Are the inserts to birchat hamazon integral to it or add ons?

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64569

Berachos 46: Birchas Ha’Tov V’HaMeitiv

Is the bracha of hatov v’hameitiv an integral part of birchat hamazon or an add on?  Why does it matter?

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64642

Berachos 47: Tisha V’Aron Mitztarfin

We use the aron and sefer torah as a stand in for sanhedrin and the tzibbur for matters of community (e.g. declaring New Moon)

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64643

Berachos 48: Birchas HaMotzie

Hamotzi functions as a matir and also as part of the mitzvah of seudah/birchat hamazon.

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64692

Berachos 49: Ain Chosmin B’Shtaim

 

Do kedushat shabbat and yom tov merge into one or not?

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64780

Berachos 51: Birchas HaMitzvos

Can a birchat hamitzva halachically be made after doing the mitzvah?

 

https://alldaf.org/p/64781

Berachos 52: Ner She’Shavas

The ner of havdalah represents the separation of Shabbat and chol by way of fire whose original creation was on Motzai Shabbat for this very reason.

About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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