Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Lech Lecha 5779
L’kovod habachur haBar-Mitzvah Yitzchok Brodt:
The Aruch HaShulchan is mechadesh that the reason for saying “Baruch shem k’vod malchuso…” after the berachah on the tefillin shel rosh is because the berachah is a birkas hashevach, thanking HaShem for this amazing mitzvah which binds us—conceptually—to HaShem. The ultimate kesher is actually the passuk “Shema Yisrael HaShem Elokeinu HaShem Echad”, and thus we say “Baruch shem…” as we do after saying “Shema Yisrael…” (Aruch HaShulchan O.C. 25 : 12,13)
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Lech Lecha 5778
It is לכאורה wrong to kiss the Sefer Torah by using a siddur (e.g. touching the Sefer Torah with the siddur and then kissing the siddur). This is an improper use of the siddur.
However, one may use one’s tzitzis.
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Lech Lecha 5777
“Viyhi noam” (on Motza’ei Shabbos) and “yoshev b’seiser” have berachos for success given by Moshe Rabbeiinu when the Mishkan was completed. This was on a Sunday, and so we say the pesukim on Motzaa’ei Shabbos as a prayer for blessings in the coming 6 days of work.