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Giving Grace After a Meal

The mitzvah of Birkat Hamazon on five levels

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Giving Grace After a Meal: The mitzvah of Birkat Hamazon on five levels

Learn enlightening layers of meaning and insights behind the after-blessing (known as Grace After Meal) recited after eating bread.
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Sefer HaMitzvot, Eikev, Grace After Meals

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Rabbi Raskin Bklyn hts August 15, 2017

Ester, even if you are not full, as long as you ate an ounce of bread you have the Mitzvah of birkat hamazon. Reply

Anonymous Brooklyn August 11, 2017

This was totally amazing. Tysm !! However i dont understand why david is zocher to say with kos shel baracha, bc he had avshalom and the affair of bAt sheva. I would appreciate an explanation. Ty Reply

Rabbi Aaron Raskin Bklyn hts August 15, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

Judaism is a proactive religion it focuses on successes not faults.
King David made a mistake took full responsibility, suffered for it, repented, and was forgiven.
But much more importantly, he is to be hailed for his courage, as he fought the wars of G-d and was victorious . A huge Torah scholar, who "united G-d with his Torah", brought all of Israel to serve G-d. Composed the most passionate book of the Bible, was coined the "sweet singer of Israel".
Called by G-d, "my servant David",
slept very little, dedicated his life to give G-d a home. He bought the place were the holy temple would be built in Jerusalem. David is called by Rambam the first Moshiach of Israel and the progenitor of the ultimate Moshiach. Surely for these reason and more he will be allowed to lead the grace after meals that will bring closure after a long exile. Reply

Ester Tarnogol Israel November 7, 2016

I´m a little confused with this blessing because sometimes I eat a small piece of bread with a little amount of other meal and some people told me that I cannot say the Birkat HaMazon, because it´s not a full meal, what should I do? Reply

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