Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blessing on Borrowed Tallit - Depends on Purpose

Chapter Fourteen Al HaShulchan page 38-39

2. If one borrowed a tallit in order to give the Priestly Blessing or to go up the the Reading of the Sefer Torah ('Law') one does not recite the blessing over the tallit.  However, if one borrowed a tallit in order to fulfill the Mitzvah of zizit, one may recite the blessing as probably one's friend gave it not as a loan, but rather as a matana al menat le'hahazir (a present given with the stipulation that it should be returned later) so that the borrower can thereby fulfill his duty.  It is nevertheless correct, whenever possible, to avoid borrowing a tallit (Ben Ish Chai ibid. 5)

Note from us: Please consult your own rabbi to find out what to do - these are for learning purposes only.
As quoted from:
Shulchan HaMelech, a Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in 3 volumes as compiled by Maharan HaRav Shmuel Laniado z'al, 1923 with the supplement "Al HaShulchan" containing various opinions compiled by Ezra Basri, Chief Justice of the District Court, Jerusalem in 1992.

We would like to dedicate this learning for the speedy and complete recovery of several people, including Gittel bas Yehudis, Mendel ben Florence, our friends' 5-year-old son, Joseph Benjamin, son of Ireneusz Khrystof, diagnosed in April with ALL leukemia, and a longtime friend of the family, Franco, son of Joseph, who is B"H recovering from thyroid surgery. Please have them in mind when studying. For updates on Joey please go to his site,
We regret to inform you of the passing of Charlotte Silcoff, z'l. May we only hear good news from now on.

 B"H we did our last Happiness Conference Call last night on skype, reading the Rabbi Pliskin Happiness book as a merit for these and other cholim - we thank those who participated and hope you will all join us for the next installment tomorrow night, Thursday at 9pm (contact me to find out how to join -

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