Question: I was putting on my tefillin shel rosh and was about to say boruch sheim kevod after the brachah of al mitzvas tefillin, as is the custom among Ashkenazim. Right as I was about to recite boruch sheim kevod, the tzibbur was answering Yehei Shemei Rabbah Mevorach. I recently saw that the Targum Yerushlami…

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Question: If a woman is very sick (e.g., in a coma) and recovers, does she recite Birkas Hagomel? Rav Auerbach: In general, women do not recite Birkas Hagomel even at a seudas hoda’ah. However, the minhag in certain places like Yerushalayim is that only a yoledes recites this brachah, since the custom was that the…

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Question: I cooked a vegetable dish for a sheva brachos and then cooked meat in the same pot, assuming that it was fleishig. After cooking a significant amount of meat, I realized that the pot was really milchigs and had been used earlier in the day to cook milchige oatmeal. Throwing away the meat would…

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