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This is the subject of dispute. The Tur (OC 165) records that while Rashi's teacher (R Yaakov ben Yakar) ruled to wash twice and say Asher Yatzar in the middle, Rashi himself thought it was fine to wash once and say Asher Yatzar after finishing washing before saying HaMotzi. See there and in the Beit Yosef for how all the different Rishonim come out on the ...


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Even according to the custom of avoiding interrupting between washing and the blessing of HaMotzi, one need not wash again if one spoke or otherwise interrupted as long as the person remained mindful to keep their hands clean during the interim (Mishna B'rura 166:6, English translation): דע דעיקר דין תכיפה המוזכר בסימן זה הוא רק מצוה לכתחלה אבל בדיעבד ...


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No. There are three categories of grain-based products: "Bread." Always hamotzee. "Snacky, quasi-breadlike substances." (Pas haba beKisnin.) Mezonos, but if you eat them like a meal, then hamotzee. This was the category about which you read. "Definitely not bread." Always mezonos, even if you ate ten pounds of the stuff for dinner. (Though you'd have ...



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