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# There is an apparent contradiction. On one hand we are told that Hashem owns the world, as the Passuk states, "לה' הארץ ומלואה" To Hashem belongs the earth and all that is in it (Tehillim 24:1), and at the same time we are told that the earth was given to us: "השמים שמים לה' והארץ נתן לבני אדם" The heaven belongs to Hashem but the earth He has given to mankind. Chazal reconcile this; indeed, everything belongs to Hashem, but once a person recites a blessing, he acquires ownership. Chazal therefore instituted a series of blessing to be recited every morning, each blessing corresponding to another of the various benefits and pleasures that one is granted in this world. <ref> Gemara [[Berachos]] 35a</ref>
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# The Gemara notes that there is an apparent contradiction between two pesukim in Tehillim. On one hand, the pasuk says that Hashem owns the world, yet, the other pasuk describes how the land was given to manking. Chazal explain that indeed, everything belongs to Hashem, but once a person recites a bracha over a certain worldly pleasure, he acquires it. <ref> Gemara [[Brachot]] 35a</ref> Chazal, therefore, instituted a series of [[brachot]] to be recited every morning, each blessing corresponding to another of the various worldly benefits and pleasures.  
# Many poskim rule that while reciting ברכות השחר, the morning [[Berachos]], and while reciting blessing of praise or thanks, one does not need to stand. Others recommend standing. Some say that this only applies if it will not detract from one's concentration. <ref>פרמ"ג פתיחה להל ברכות אות יח, פסח תלב משב"ז ס"ק ג, הליכות שלמה פ"כ, תשובות והנהגות ב:לז</ref>
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# Many poskim rule that while reciting [[Birkhot HaShachar]], the morning [[Berachos]], and while reciting blessing of praise or thanks, one does not need to stand. Others recommend standing. Some say that this only applies if it will not detract from one's concentration. <ref>Pri Megadim (Peticha LeHilchot [[Brachot]] #18 and M"Z 432:3, Halichot Shlomo ch. 20, Teshuvot VeHanhagot 2:37</ref>
# In Talmudic times each of the morning [[blessings]] was recited at the moment the particular benefit for which it was composed occurred: One would open his eyes and recite the blessing פוקח עורים; when one would sit up he would say, מתיר אסורים; etc. Nowadays, because of a concern of unclean hands when reciting the [[blessings]], as well as the prevalence of those without sufficient knowledge of Halacha, we recite all the [[Berachos]] at one time, after preparing oneself for Teffilah. <ref>ש"ע מו:א-ב, ערה"ש מו:ט</ref>
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# In Talmudic times each of the [[Birkhot HaShachar]] were recited when the particular benefit for which it was composed occurred: One would open his eyes and recite the blessing Poke'ach Ivrim; when one would sit up he would say, [[Matir]] Asurim; etc. Nowadays, because of a concern of unclean hands when reciting the [[blessings]], as well as the prevalence of those without sufficient knowledge of Halacha, we recite all the [[Brachot]] at one time, after preparing oneself for Teffilah. <ref>S"A 46:1-2, Aruch HaShulchan 46:9</ref>
# In the second to fourth [[Berachos]] of Bircas Hashachar, we thank Hashem for not making us a gentile who isn't obligated in any mitzvos, nor a slave who is limited in the Mitzvos he performs, nor a woman who is not as obligated as men in certain Mitzvos. Thus we are expressing pride for all the mitzvos we perform. At this time, women also affirm their unique status in Judaism and recite SheAsani Kirsono.<ref>Tur and S"A 46:4</ref>
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# In three of the [[Birkhot HaShachar]], we thank Hashem for not making us a non-Jew, who isn't obligated in any mitzvot or a slave who is limited in the mitzvot he is obligated in. Men also recite a bracha thanking Hashem for not being created a woman who is not as obligated as men in certain mitzvot. At this time, women also affirm their unique status in Judaism and recite SheAsani Kirsono.<ref>Tur and S"A 46:4</ref>
  
 
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The Weekly Halachic Analysis

Summary of the Daily Halacha's

  1. The Gemara notes that there is an apparent contradiction between two pesukim in Tehillim. On one hand, the pasuk says that Hashem owns the world, yet, the other pasuk describes how the land was given to manking. Chazal explain that indeed, everything belongs to Hashem, but once a person recites a bracha over a certain worldly pleasure, he acquires it. [1] Chazal, therefore, instituted a series of brachot to be recited every morning, each blessing corresponding to another of the various worldly benefits and pleasures.
  2. Many poskim rule that while reciting Birkhot HaShachar, the morning Berachos, and while reciting blessing of praise or thanks, one does not need to stand. Others recommend standing. Some say that this only applies if it will not detract from one's concentration. [2]
  3. In Talmudic times each of the Birkhot HaShachar were recited when the particular benefit for which it was composed occurred: One would open his eyes and recite the blessing Poke'ach Ivrim; when one would sit up he would say, Matir Asurim; etc. Nowadays, because of a concern of unclean hands when reciting the blessings, as well as the prevalence of those without sufficient knowledge of Halacha, we recite all the Brachot at one time, after preparing oneself for Teffilah. [3]
  4. In three of the Birkhot HaShachar, we thank Hashem for not making us a non-Jew, who isn't obligated in any mitzvot or a slave who is limited in the mitzvot he is obligated in. Men also recite a bracha thanking Hashem for not being created a woman who is not as obligated as men in certain mitzvot. At this time, women also affirm their unique status in Judaism and recite SheAsani Kirsono.[4]

Sources

  1. Gemara Brachot 35a
  2. Pri Megadim (Peticha LeHilchot Brachot #18 and M"Z 432:3, Halichot Shlomo ch. 20, Teshuvot VeHanhagot 2:37
  3. S"A 46:1-2, Aruch HaShulchan 46:9
  4. Tur and S"A 46:4