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Blessing on Food

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Question: What blessings should I say before and after eating rice? Answer: There are different opinions as to which is the blessing to be recited before eating rice: Some halachic authorities say it is mezonot; others say it is ha'adamah; yet others cont...
Although Cognac and some brandies are wine based, the taste of the wine is completely lost in the final product. As such, the proper blessing is the standard one for beverages, Shehakol. Click here for the text of the Shehakol blessing. Rabbi Eliezer Posn...
The correct blessing on cantaloupe is Ha'adamah—the blessing recited on "vegetables," or "produce from the ground." When determining the proper blessing to say on produce (other than the five grains – wheat, barley, spelt, oat and rye – or wine), our sole...
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?
By making a blessing we recognize and acknowledge that G‑d is the source of all sustenance and that the earth and all its bounties belong to Him.
In commenting on one of the blessings in the Priestly Benediction, the Talmud reveals an important aspect of the Jew's attitude to Judaism.
Shmuel A water chestnut is part of the root, or corm, of a grass-like sedge. The blessing that should be recited before eating it would therefore be "Borei pri ha'adama" as this is considered a vegetable. These should not be confused with the chestnuts th...
As far as I know, tempeh is made primarily of soybeans, which grow from the ground. The blessing is therefore Haadamah. Needless to say, as tempeh is a cooked product, you must ascertain that it has proper kosher certification.
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
Tu B'Shvat: a Mystical Interpretation
The Kabbalists teach that with the simple act of eating fruit on Tu B'Shvat we "rectify" the sin of Adam and Eve. To understand the dynamics of this cosmic repair, we most first explore the mystic significance of pleasure...
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