Ask the Rav: 1) Tzedaka in Shacharis; 2) Bracha on ground coffee

  1. Question: [Tuesday, 25th Tishreiy, 5781]

Where in Shacharis is one to give Tzedaka. By which Pasuk?



While saying the words Veata Moshel Bakol in Vayivarech David. This, however, is in addition to giving Tzedaka prior to Davening.


Sources: See P”M 92 M”Z 30; Siddur Arizal; Peri Eitz Chaim 7:5; Igros Kodesh 11:324 [13th Menachem Av 5715]; Toras Menachem 5742 4:1953 and 2170; Shulchan Menachem 1:149-153; Kovetz Or Yisrael 16:137

  1. Question: [Tuesday, 25th Tishreiy, 5781]

Is a blessing said upon tasting plain coffee? I have a coffee grinder and I like tasting the freshly ground coffee before I add it to the hot water. Do I need to say a bracha beforehand?



No, a blessing is not recited when tasting plain ground coffee being that most people do not eat plain coffee due to its bitterness.


Sources: See Seder 6:19; Luach 9:8; Admur 202:22; Michaber 202:16; Rava Brachos 36b; Piskeiy Teshuvos 202:35-1

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