Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Requirement to Say a Beracha on Besamim

The Requirement to Say a Beracha on Besamim
Day: Thursday
Date: July 14, 2016
Parshat: Hukat
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 216

The last pasuk in Tehillim (150:6) says "kol haneshama tehallel ya, every neshama will praise Hashem." Our Hachamim explain that this hints to the requirement to say a beracha over besamim since that is something that is not purely physical and is enjoyed by the neshama. When one says a beracha on besamim they should be held in his right hand. In contrast to food, there is no after beracha on besamim regardless of the quantity that one enjoys.

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