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The Bracha Al Haadama is cited in tosfot Brachot in name of the machzor of Rabenu Tam (an annotation written by Rabbenu tam in his Machzor), Tosfot said also that Rabenu Tam further reversed his position. The bracha was a birkat Me'en shalosh (as al hamichia or al haets or al hagefen for 7 species of fruits for which torah praised the country of Israel) but ...


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R' Tzvi Pesach Frank (Har Tz'vi OC ยง106) would seem to hold that you should make another ha'eitz. The reason is that you intended that a different b'racha would be needed to cover the mango and that your original ha'eitz wouldn't cover it.1 R' Ben Tzion Abba Shaul (Or L'Tziyon 14:15) is less certain (he brings arguments each way), and he concludes that one ...


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The OU and cRc have the policy that bagged, washed iceberg lettuce is almost never a bug issue. Therefore, a bagged iceberg (or iceberg/cabbage/carrot) mix with a hechsher needs no further checking. (Iceberg forms a very tight head, which is harder for bugs to penetrate. As the OU's Rabbi Genack said, "why do people prefer romaine lettuce? Brighter color, ...


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Regarding a veg. or fruit smoothie that's not using grapes or one of the other 7 species of fruits, from the Brachot site: Q43) What bracha does one make on a fruit or veggie smoothie / protein shake? We drink a lot of shakes. Generally the ingredients go as follows: Always present in every shake: Soy milk or Almond milk, Banana, plant-based ...



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