This evening (11/30/22), in our Wednesday night Tefilah shiur, we began by wrapping up the Adonai Sfasai Tiftach topic that we began three weeks ago. We then took up the very basic question: What do we mean by "baruch" in the phrase "baruch atoh Hashem"? We learned two interpretations: one from the Abudirham, and one from Rabbeinu Bachya ben Asher. Our analysis of the latter led us to review some pretty fundamental ideas in the first halachos of the Rambam's Hilchos Yesodei ha'Torah. There are still many more ideas on "baruch" which will have to wait until next week (בג"ה).
אבודרהם - ברכות השחר
רבינו בחיי בן אשר: כד הקמח – ברכה
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר המדע, הלכות יסודי התורה א:א-ה
רמב"ם - פירוש המשניות, ברכות ט:ז
רד"ק - תהלים קיח:ז-ח
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