BERACHOS 33 - Two weeks of study material have been dedicated by Mrs. Estanne Abraham Fawer to honor the Yahrzeit of her father, Rav Mordechai ben Eliezer Zvi (Rabbi Morton Weiner) Z'L, who passed away on 18 Teves 5760. May the merit of supporting and advancing Dafyomi study -- which was so important to him -- during the weeks of his Yahrzeit serve as an Iluy for his Neshamah.



תוספות ד"ה אבל עקרב פוסק

(SUMMARY: Tosfos discusses what one must do if approached by a venomous snake in the middle of the Amidah, and if one erred at the beginning or at the end of it.)

בירושלמי קאמר דאם היה נחש מרתיע לבא כנגדו, פוסק, לפי שבא כנגדו בכעס, מתכוין להזיקו.


Yerushalmi: If a snake approaches a person angrily, he should stop; because, since it is displaying anger, it is coming with intent to do harm.

ומיהו לא מצינו אם פסק שיחזור לראש, מדלא קאמר 'ואם פסק, חוזר לראש'.


Halachah: We do not find however, that someone who did stop is obligated to begin the Amidah again, seeing as it does say that 'If he stopped, he must go back to the beginning' ...

אבל לתחלת ברכה מיהא יחזור.


Halachah (cont.): Though he must go back to the beginning of the B'rachah.

ואם טעה בג' ראשונות או בג' אחרונות, חוזר לתחלת הג' באבות בראשונות, ובעבודה באחרונות, כדאמרינן לקמן בפרקין (דף לד.).


Halachah (cont.): And someone who erred at the beginning of the first or the last three B'rachos, must go back to the beginning of the first three (Avos), or the beginning of the last three (Avodah), as we will learn later in the Perek (34.).