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The correct bracha to say for over 500 food items.
Averaged over a typical day, one bracha is said every 10 minutes.
The blessing that thanks God for enabling us to reach a special milestone.
When another person says a bracha, we answer "amen" as a testament that the statement is true.
One person can say a bracha and exempt another person's obligation.
What happens of you mistakenly said the wrong after-bracha?
An after-bracha is subject to restrictions of when and where.
Grace After Meals requires extra dignity and concentration.
The special after-bracha said following a bread meal.
When foods are eaten in combination, which after-bracha do you say?
Guidelines for the Three-Faceted Blessing, and the "miscellaneous" after-bracha.
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The guidelines for saying bracha after finishing to eat.
Instances when a bracha remains in effect even after making a shinuy makom.
The difference between enclosed areas and open areas.
Walking outside implies a cessation of this eating session.
Changing locations can terminate a bracha's effectiveness.
Certain actions can signal your intention to stop eating.
When saying a bracha, the surrounding environment must be dignified and clean.
How to ensure that brachot are said with the correct spiritual intent.
An unnecessary bracha is a problem of "saying God's Name in vain."
A hodge-podge of ingredients produces some complex rules.
A mezonot ingredient is always considered primary, even when not the majority.
A bracha on the primary food also covers the secondary food.
The bracha said at the beginning of the meal covers all foods normally consumed in a meal.
A bracha includes whatever foods you intend to eat at the time you said the bracha.
When two foods have different brachot, which bracha is said first?
When eating two foods that have the same bracha, we say the bracha over the more important food.
When you drink during a bread meal, when is a bracha required and when is it not?
Fruit can be eaten as a main course, an appetizer, or for dessert.
Generally, when other foods are eaten with bread, the only bracha recited is Hamotzee.
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Altering the state of bread can sometimes "downgrade" the bracha from Hamotzee to Mezonot.
When eaten as meal, cake attains the status of bread and its bracha is Hamotzee.
How bread differs from cake, and how cake differs from pasta.
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The special bracha said on satiating and nutritious grains.
Two key conditions for Ha'gafen to cover other beverages.
Juice is considered a separate entity from the fruit.
Altering the state of a food can also change its bracha.