•   Topics covered: Dispute on saying Shechechyanu over a new object, which blessing for sad events, Hillel doesn’t fear such events, the bathroom blessing, bedtime blessing, and morning blessings.

  •   Topics covered: God’s special relationship with the Jewish people, the cause of earthquakes, why we don’t stare at a rainbow.

  •   Topics covered: A big-mouth heretic gets his comeuppance from Rav Sheishess. Blessing for seeing 600,000 Jews in one place. Rush to see a king in person. Blessing for the graves if Israel, especially in an abandoned cemetery.

  •   Topics covered: Meaning of animals, sexual partners, books, corpses and prominent people in a dream. Waking with a verse on lips is minor prophecy, five things that are 1/60th of Gehenna, manna, World-to-Come, death and prophecy.

  •   Topics covered: Three matters lengthen our years, three shorten, three things come only through great blessing: a good king, a good year, a good dream. A dream not interpreted is like a letter not read. Which dreams are fulfilled? …

  •   Topics covered: Blessings for miracles, natural phenomena, good/bad tidings, new aquisitions, good/bad personal events, delivery from danger. Also vain prayers and what it means to live God with all your heart, soul and resources.

  •   Topics covered: Havdalah in a big room, why and how we inspect our fingernails by light of Havdalah candle, light and spice NOT required, reward for returning to the place of an omitted blessing.

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