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An in-depth exploration of the laws associated with the recitation of blessings

Brachot Handbook

Brachot Handbook

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Chassidic teachings explain that all food contains a G-dly spark of holiness.
There are six different blessings, each beginnning with the same six words . . .
The rules of blessings on foods are intricate. Here are some of the most basic rules.
Now that you've eaten, make your gratitude heard. Not all foods are equal, so make sure to know what to say when.
Making a blessing before eating is how we acknowledge the creator who provides us with the food; now that you know the why, read of the what and how
Whether eating a snack or a complete meal without bread, there are spec laws that apply to how the blessings are said on more than one food type.
"Bread sates the heart of man." As the staff of life, bread has its own set of rules and customs. Learn about them here.
Is it improper and hypocritical to recite a blessing on non-kosher food? I'm starting to become more observant of the Torah laws, but I'm not yet at the stage of keeping 100% kosher. What do you advise?
I heard that G‑d does not want us to create hybrid fruit. So my question is, if G‑d is not happy with this fruit, should I make a blessing before eating it?
On making a unique bracha on water
There’s no need to elaborate on how important and precious the element of liquid is for our life. So why no special blessing?
Are cranberries considered a fruit from a tree or a fruit from the ground?
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