About the Author


Rabbi Chaim Gross

Rabbi Chaim Gross was born in London and graduated from Cambridge University. For the past seven years he has been studying at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, and lecturing on a range of Torah topics. He recently published a textbook on kashrut and co-authored an ArtScroll book about Sheva Brachot. Rabbi Gross lives with his wife and children in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem.


39. Answering Amen

When another person says a bracha, we answer "amen" as a testament that the statement is true.

38. Being Motzi Others

One person can say a bracha and exempt another person's obligation.

37. Bracha Achrona: After the Fact

What happens of you mistakenly said the wrong after-bracha?

36. Time and Space

An after-bracha is subject to restrictions of when and where.

35. Birkat Hamazon – Part 2

Grace After Meals requires extra dignity and concentration.

34. Birkat Hamazon – Part 1

The special after-bracha said following a bread meal.

33. Bracha Achrona on Mixtures

When foods are eaten in combination, which after-bracha do you say?

32. Which Bracha Achrona to Say

Guidelines for the Three-Faceted Blessing, and the "miscellaneous" after-bracha.

31. Bracha Achrona - Introduction

The guidelines for saying bracha after finishing to eat.

25. The Right Environment

When saying a bracha, the surrounding environment must be dignified and clean.

22. Soups & Cereals

A hodge-podge of ingredients produces some complex rules.

20. Primary and Secondary Foods

A bracha on the primary food also covers the secondary food.

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