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On Shabbat and holidays, we say kiddush before hamotzi (I think because hamotzi would normally cover the wine? Is that right?). During the week, what is the proper procedure? Is it to say hagafen and then hamotzi like on Shabbat? Hamotzi and then hagafen? Just hamotzi? Also, what is the deal with the bracha achrona?

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@DoubleAA priorities? – msh210 Nov 6 '12 at 17:16
@msh210 like judaism.stackexchange.com/q/18580/759 it's about what order something should be in. – Double AA Nov 6 '12 at 17:17
@DoubleAA, yeah, I wondered about that one, too, but didn't say anything. Despite its etymology, priorities I think means preference not chronological order to most people. – msh210 Nov 6 '12 at 17:21
@msh210 What about judaism.stackexchange.com/q/18428/759 – Double AA Nov 6 '12 at 17:22
@DoubleAA I guess you're not the only editor to disagree with me re use of the tag. Very well. – msh210 Nov 12 '12 at 4:58
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Proper procedure? I don't think there is a preference. Hamotzi does not exempt wine ever (Shulchan Aruch OC 174:1) and if you drank wine before the bread it continues to exempt wine drunk after the bread (:4). Also, the after blessing on the bread exempts the wine, even if wine was only drunk before the bread, and certainly if it was drunk during the meal itself (:6).

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