Saying a Half Pasuk

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  1. In general it is forbidden to say half a pasuk.[1]
  2. For this reason if a person learns a whole pasuk while learning he should say Hashem's name as it is read when he's reading the Torah so as not to break up the pasuk.[2]
  3. It is permitted to say the 13 middot harachamim and conclude with the words v'nakeh since one's intent is as a request from Hashem and not in a way of reading pesukim, even if it is said by an individual.[3]

Saying Hashem's Name while Learning

  1. It is permitted to say Hashem's name while learning as long as it isn't in the form of a bracha. [4]


  1. Megillah 22a, Taanit 27b
  2. Igrot Moshe OC 2:56 cited by Daf Al Hadaf Brachot 22a. See Shelat Yaavetz 81.
  3. Yalkut Yosef 131:17
  4. Rav Avraham Yosef