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I can pass along this bit of halacha (I will add bold for the relevant part) which I got in my email: Every day of Chol Hamoed we add ya'aleh v'yovo in Shemone Esrei and bentching. In Shemone Esrei it is added in the beracha of Retzei before the words v'sechezena eineinu. In bentching it is added in the beracha of Rachem before the words u'vnei ...


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The Bach in O.C. Siman 167 has a nice explanation of this. He starts by pointing out that the word "hamotzi" is the preferred word for the blessing, even though the word "motzi" would suffice, because "hamotzi" implies both past and future tense (Berachos 38a). The intent, he says, is both on this bread which came out of the ground, and on the bread that ...


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In Psalms 104.14 it is written "Lehotzi lechem min ha'aretz" צְמִיחַ חָצִיר, לַבְּהֵמָה, וְעֵשֶׂב, לַעֲבֹדַת הָאָדָם; לְהוֹצִיא לֶחֶם, מִן-הָאָרֶץ. I have always assumed that this was the source of the text, and a shiur from Rav Ya'akov Nagan from Yeshivat Othniel also gives this source.


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The main "fruit" is generally what the final product is. Bread is generally the final product of wheat, especially when Chazal were instituting brachos. Therefore it says lechem and not chitah. It is for this same reason that some say the bracha of Ha'eitz on tropicana orange juice and hershey's chocolate. It is because those plants were cultivated ...


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Introduction The question is based on similarities between wine and bread, contrasting with their differences in blessing style. Bread is better than wheat seed. So praise for the gift-bread is a bigger than praise for gift-seed. The main reason why humanity grows wheat is for bread to eat. the fruit (i.e. the proceeds from wheat) is the bread. Sources and ...


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Unfortunately, I don't remember where I heard this, but I heard that the apparently-incongruous wording of the blessing is there to make us realize that even though bread is only edible thanks to a great deal of human activity, we still have to thank God for it as if it sprouted, fully-formed, from the ground, since all of the human activity was only ...


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Whether or not one would make a Beracha on it is subject to a dispute of the Rishonim. Tosefos to Berachos 12a s.v. לא לאתויי נהמא cites a dispute between the Rif and the Ri about whether or not one makes a beracha rishona when unsure if a previous blessing covered it, with the Rif saying no and the Ri saying yes. The Rif is understood according to the ...


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The word פת means "piece". (As I don't believe in coincidence, I think the English word "piece" may have come from the Hebrew, in some way!) See Radak on Genesis 18:5:1 (Sefaria English translation) - Hebrew & English excerpted by me: ואקחה פת לחם, כי הנה אברהם אמר פת לחם שפירושו חתיכת לחם ולא אמר לחם כמו שאמר מעט מים כמו שפירשנו. ואקחה פת לחם ...


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Don't eat it - is the chosid way to do . eat it without a brocha -is the halocho. To say shehakol - is forbidden (shehakol you can only say if you know (100%) you need to say a brocho Some other option - go learn. you can start with the comments on the question,


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To be bread it must have toar lechem, "the appearance of bread". So noodles are definitely out, as are cooked grains, which do not even necessarily require bishul yisrael (to be cooked by a Jew), but batter-based cakes etc. are in. Beyond that things get hard to pin down, and I have not seen any responsa on the subject. Rav Yitzchok Berkovits says they ...



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