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Brachot on Sights

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==Bracha for seeing Glamorously Rebuilt Jewish Settlements==
# Though the Gemara says that one may recite the Bracha "Matziv Gevul Almanah" upon seeing settled Jewish communities, many contemporary Poskim advise leaving out Hashem's name, due to the variety of opinions regarding the required conditions. Still, a number of Poskim permit reciting the Bracha in Eretz Yisrael.<ref>Berachot 58b, Shulchan Aruch 224:10. Rav Chaim David HaLevi (vol 4 Siman 5) does not allow one to recite the Berach ever with Shem uMalchut; Rav Mordechai Eliyahu (Ma'amar Mordechai vol. 3 Kedushat HaAretz Siman 3) seems to hold that way, as well. Similarly, Rav David Yosef (Halacha Berurah 224:21) recommends one say it bli shem umalchut upon seeing fine homes and synagogues, either in Eretz Yisrael or Chutz LaAretz, as a Chumra for Rashi's shitah that it's only BaZeman HaBayit. However, Piskei Teshuvot (224:9) concedes that one who does recite the Beracha on glamorous Batei Kenesiot and Batei Midrashot in Eretz Yisrael isn't out of line. [ Rav Meir Mazuz] might also be lenient. See Mishneh Halachot 10:75.[[Rav David Lau|Rav David Lau]] recited the bracha in front of Rav Dov Lior when the community of Asa'el a few years back grew and officially installed Rav Meir Bareli as rabbi. [ HaRav Hershel Schachter] recited the Beracha when visiting Yeshivat Elon Moreh, and [ Rav Eliezer Melamed] did when speaking in Yeshivat HaGolan. [ Rav Dov Lior] and [ Rav Chaim Druckman] have also done so on similar occasions.The aforementioned Rav Meir Bareli himself wrote an article in [http 799 HaMaayan (Tishri 5771, 51-1, page 39)] on this very topic. See R' Melamed's [ article] and [ Peninei Halacha], as well as [ R' Yehuda Amichai's article] for more.

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