Prayers for Certain Occasions

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  1. Someone going to count the harvest (or nowadays counting the financial profit) should say Yehe Ratzon SheTishlach Bracha BeKri HaZeh and after one began one should say Baruch SheShloach Bracha BeKri HaZeh without Shem UMalchut. [1]
  2. Before involving oneself in any activity for one’s health even taking a pill one should say Yehe Ratzon Milfanecha Hashem Elokei Sheyehe Esek Zeh Li LeRefuah Ki Rofeh Chinam Atta (יהי רצון מלפניך ה' אלוקי שיהיה עסק זה לי לרפואה כי רופא חנם אתה). The minhag is not to make the bracha of Baruch Rofeh Cholim afterwards. [2]
  3. In times of the Gemara there was a Yehe Ratzon before going to the bathroom, but the minhag is not to say it nowadays. [3]
  4. When hearing someone sneeze one should say Asuta, LeBriyut, Gesundheit, or God bless you (everyone in their own language) and the person should answer Baruch Tehiyeh [4]


  1. Shulchan Aruch 230:2, Mishna Brurah 230:4, Piskei Teshuvot 230:3
  2. Shulchan Aruch 230:4, Mishna Brurah 230:6-7, Piskei Teshuvot 230:4, Vezot HaBracha (pg 113)
  3. Shulchan Aruch 230:3, Mishna Brurah 230:5
  4. Mishna Brurah 230:7, Piskei Teshuvot 230:5