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R’ Moshe Feinstein (Igros Moshe OC 1:82) writes that if the medication itself tastes nice, then one should recite a beracha. R’ Ephraim Greenblatt (Rivevos Ephraim 4:54:39) writes that R’ Yosef Shalom Elyashiv held that if one mixed the medicine into something that tastes good, one would need to recite a beracha on it. R’ Dr. Avraham Avraham (Nishmas ...


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If all you're having is borei nefashot foods, it's probably not necessary to do anything different. Say the bracha rishonah quietly before you take a bite, and a borei nefashot at the end. It's not that long. If you have to make an al hamichya, i would just tell them, "i'll be with you in a second, i just have to say a short grace after eating." As Double ...


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The opinion that you quote is most likely that of R' Shlomo Zalman Aurbach, and can be found in Minchas Shlomo 1:91 beis. In truth, he says this as a post facto justification of the normative practice to make shehakol on chocolate even though he believes the beracha should have been ha'eitz. However, his point is not merely that it is a minority ingredient ...


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The existing answer provides a nice survey of final p'sak. The following is the development from the sources: The Gemara Berachos 36a has the following conclusion: מהו דתימא כיון דלרפואה קא מכוין לא לבריך עליה כלל קמ"ל כיון דאית ליה הנאה מיניה בעי ברוכי What might one have thought? Since [the purpose of its comsumption] is intended for medicinal ...


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Encyclopedia Yeudis says in the name of the Kalbo that there are 7 Brachos for the Haftora against the seven who had Aliyos. It says that the Brachos are mentioned in Mesechtas Sofrim 13. המפטיר מברך שבע ברכות על ההפטרה נגד שבעה העולים לס"ת (כלבו) במס' סופרים (פי"ג) נרשמו הברכות שאומרים לפני ואחרי ההפטרה (ויש שינויים בסדור רב עמרם גאון), ומסיים "בא"י ...


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It is a good question and in fact it is answered only by reading between the lines. The Halachic terms are Ikkar ("main component" in the question) and Taffel (a lesser component). From the Shulchan Aruch (Siman 212), the Achronim have concluded that the Taffel actually does require a Beracha but that it is included in the Beracha of the Ikkar. The ...


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Shulchan Aruch O.C. 179:4 writes: כשאדם נכנס לבית חבירו ויש שם חבורות הרבה שאוכלים וכל אחד מושיט לו כוס יש מי שאומר שמברך על כל אחד בורא פרי הגפן כי בכל פעם הוא נמלך When a person comes to his friend's home, and there are many groups of people eating, and each one is offered his own cup, there is an opinion that he should make a separate blessing on ...


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See Shulchan Arukh OC 172 for such an opinion (that if you drink and remember before swallowing that you didn't say a Bracha you can swallow and say a Bracha after swallowing) quoted in the Rama. (I note it is a somewhat controversial position, so CYLOR for a final ruling.)


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It's in berachot 51, acording to Rabbina you can bless even if you remebered you didn't after you are done eating. The Raabad holds this opinion. Here is an essay about it: http://ybm.org.il/hebrew/LessonArticle.aspx?item=1891


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Supplementing @GershonGold's answer, see this article. There is a controversy as to whether the brachot recited before the haftarah are really 1 or 2 brachot. In response to your second question, there are a few reaons, all based on what I am inferring form the linked article. Haftarah was originally considered supplemental to the Torah reading, if you ...


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I Heard from (רבי יחזקא-ל ראטה (קארלסבורג רב (Rabbi Y. Roth Karelsburger Rav), That the reason why Chocolate is שהכל (shehakol) is because originally Chocolate was only consumed as a drink, therefore it got the ברכה (Bracha) of שהכל (shehakol), like all fruit juices ( Besides grape juice ), and even though the fact has changed over the years, that we eat ...



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