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According to the Zohar, the soul leave the body during sleep every night. In fact, there is actually a small chance that the wrong soul returns in the morning. Thus, there is the possibility of receiving the wrong "gendered" soul, and so we thank Hashem every day.
I was taught to say “asusa” (אסותא), from the Aramaic word for “health”. (אסיא = doctor) לבריאות labriut and געזונטהייט gezuntheit (or צום געזונט tzum gezunt) mean the same thing—“to health!” in Hebrew and Yiddish.
If the utensils were used within 24 hours, then b'dieved even mdrabonon the food is כשר. (Remember this is only b'dieved where if it was an accident or a bshat hatchak). Therefore since it's כשר you can make a berachah.
The Shulchan Aruch writes (196:1): אכל דבר איסור אף על פי שאינו אסור אלא מדרבנן אין מזמנין עליו ואין מברכין עליו לא בתחלה ולא בסוף׃ If one ate something prohibited, even though it's only prohibited Rabinically, we do not form a zimum on it, and we do not say a beracha before or after eating it. The key thing to note is that it is not necessarily a ...
The prayer is mentioned in the gemara Berachos 60b, a prayer asking for the angels who accompany him to wait for him while he goes to the bathroom*. It is brought in the beginning of Shulchan Aruch Siman 3, but it says there that nowadays we are not accustomed to say it. The Mishnah Berurah there explains that the reason is because we do not assume that we ...
The bracha was enacted specifically for wine; I can't see how it would apply to anything else.
Sh'miras Shabas K'hilchasah 55:12 says frozen bread is okay, citing B'tzel Hachochma (volume 3, 110:4) and Riv'vos Efrayim (volume 2, 115:2). (They allow it because one can extend his meal until the bread is edible; SSK notes, though, that he heard from Rabbi Sh'lomo Zalman Auerbach that it can't be used unless one plans to extend his meal that long, in ...
Rabbi Chayim Pinchas Scheinberg is paraphrased (in The Radiance of Shabbos by Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen) as saying that, even if one will not cut into the second loaf, he should hold it unwrapped. However, Rabbi Cohen gives no reason for this rule. Sh'miras Shabas K'hilchasah, chapter 55, footnote 38, also says it should be unwrapped, citing Mishna B'rura ...
http://revach.net/article.php?id=3830 Shevet HaKehosi (2:114) says that it should be taken out of the bag and L'Chatchila the two Challos should touch.
Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky in his Sefer Kovetz Halachos writes that one may use a frozen Challa for Lechem Mishna. Furthermore he writes one may use a Challa that is not Pas Yisrael for the second Challa even if he is Makpid on Pas Yisrael. (Do not have the Sefer in front of me now. I will add in the exact location when I have the Sefer) Tzitz Eliezer 14:40 ...
Kibbeh is meat deep-fried in a cracked-wheat shell, and Lahme Baajin is like a mini-pizza but made with meat. As Kibbeh are flour based and fried, they are Mezonot. Lahme Baajin are baked, but because they are stuffed with a filling, they fall under the category of "Pat Haba BeKisnin" and are Mezonot. Sources: The Shulchan Aruch and my Sephardic-ness.
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