Section: Halacha   Category: Daily Halacha
Rebbi Akiva Eiger - A Trick To Avoid Forgetting Things

There are a number of activities that Chazal say make you forget.  Some say that these activities don't make you forget but they prevent you from learning and absorbing Torah.  For a more detailed list see Revach Lists.  One of the things listed is putting on two articles of clothing at the same time.  The Aruch HaShulchan says that this does not apply to shoes (although there are halachos how to put on shoes).

What happens if for whatever reason you did one of these activities but you do not want to suffer the consequences.  Rebbi Akiva Eiger (YD 376) provide the answer.  He says you should say the bracha of Ahava Rabba which is said before Shema in the morning without saying the bracha at the end.(see also Shearim Metzuyanim B'Halacha 3:3)

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation. Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.