Community Rabbis Ask

100 Blessings Every Day

25.06.15

Question

There is an idea to make 100 blessings every day. How is it possible for a woman specifically to make so many blessings in one day?
 

Answer

Although according to Sephardic custom, women are only obligated to pray one prayer per day (and according to the Ashkenazi custom, there is a requirement to say the morning and afternoon prayer), and because Sephardic women are forbidden to recite the blessings of Pesukei d’Zimra and the blessings of the Shema in Shacharit and Maariv, they can still fulfill their obligation of one hundred blessings via food and other pleasures, as well as the eighteen blessings of the Amidah during Mincha and Maariv. They may also say the morning blessings and the blessings of the Torah, the blessing over the washing of hands, eating bread and the Grace after Meals.

It should be noted that there are many rabbis who say that women are not obligated to make a hundred blessings a day (see Rav S.Z. Auerbach Halichot Shlomo, Shevet Halevi, Ravavot Ephraim, etc.)
 

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