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The Halacha is fairly clear about how to treat various categories of grain product: Bread Grain products that aren't at all bread (e.g. pasta) Quasi-bread not usually treated as bread What's far less clear is exactly what fits into which category. If, for instance, you consider cheerios to be #3, then you'd have to wash, make hamotzi, and bench on ...


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The rules of eating a meal in the same place one made or heard kidush are written among the rules of Friday night's kidush (and applied to both). Thus, the rule (Mishna B'rura 273:25) that cake suffices for this (so one need not immediately eat bread) applies to the nighttime as well as the daytime kidush. (However, even if he is famished during the day and ...


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In the Siddur of the Baa' Hatanya in Seder Birkas Hanehenin chapter 8:7 he writes: All foods combine to make up a Kezayis to say the after Beracha of the lower level amongst them for example if one ate half a Kezayis of the 7 species and half a Kezayis of something which one says Borei Nefoshos - one says Borei Nefoshos. If one ate half a Kezayis of bread ...


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The first פני יהושע in Keitzad Mevarchim discusses this question. His suggestion is that the Mishna is only listing berachos that include a lot of different species, to contrast with R' Yehuda who is brought at the end of the Mishna and says each species needs its own specific blessing. According to Tosefos in the discussion of kimcha d'chiti on berachos ...


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Your question already contains the answer,it depends why you are eating the cracker. Din Online has a whole article which discusses ikar and tafel,it is worthwhile to read the whole thing but I will just post what you are asking. A selection from the article: "c) It makes the main food edible, e.g., the main food is too strong/bitter:When one wants to eat ...


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For something baked to be Mezonos it must fulfill one of the following requirements: The dough is so liquidy one cannot roll it in one's hands and one fries it in a pan. The dough is so liquidy one cannot roll it in one's hands and one fries it in a hole in an oven (so it gathers in one spot and becomes thick there). Pas Habaah Bekisnin - There are three ...


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I assume the question means the following case. A person had cooked rice and (let’s say) cooked oatmeal in front of him. He made the brocho BM”M on the rice and the question is whether this will cover the oatmeal. There are two stages to the answer. 1) Rice is not so choshuv (important) as oats. As proof see the Mishna Berura 208 (7)[30] where we see that ...


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דמדברי הש״ס משמע דבסתם פת מיירי כל שמסיר הרעבון this translates to "from the words of the Gemara it is understood that when it says Pas, Pas = anything that takes away hunger" Based on this eating crackers or cereal would suffice for Pas Shacharis. Rabbi Monsour brings in the name of HaRav Bentzion Abba Shaul that one fulfills this obligation also ...


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I asked two Rabbonim this question years ago and they both gave me the same answer: While it is true that 5 minim are not batel (unless insignificant), and normally the rest of the product becomes secondary (tafel) to the primary (ikar) mezonos, in a case such as cookie ice cream where there is so much ice cream relative to a small amount of added mezonos, ...


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AhS OH 213:6 And thus is the halachah and the widespread custom that one does not discharge another's obligation in any [brachah], and each makes his own brachah, since even for "Hamotzi" and birkas ha-mazon, there are few in our time [who follow the practice of] one being motzi another, and all the more so for other things. He goes on to cover ...


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According to this (which includes footnotes to the original sources) the bracha is Mezonot. There are two main instances where the bracha on bread is Mezonot: when small pieces of bread are mixed with other ingredients, to the p[o]int that they are no longer recognizable as bread when small pieces of bread are cooked When bread is 1) ...


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The issue here is that you are mixing in a solid instead of a liquid. There are two reasons why this doesn't make a difference. The first is that one of the examples cited of things mixed in is spices, which are not a liquid and are not being substituted as a binding agent of the dough, and even so they have the same status as fruit juices (Shulchan Aruch, ...


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In a personal conversation, Rav Shmuel Kaminetzky said that they do not have "tzuras hapas" (the form of bread) and are therefore mezonos. Rabbi Bodner once showed R' Elyashiv a tortilla and he said that it did have tzuras hapas. (There are other factors that could nonetheless make it not Hamotzi, but R' Bodner did not ask about them). I was actually just ...


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From here is the definition of milawi. a certain flatbread called Milawi (Mill-ay-wee) made its way into the cities. It is flour and water made into a dough and then folded over and over with copious amounts of olive oil until it is slick, firm and elastic. Then it is stretched to about 10 inches and thrown on an inverted metal disk (looks like a ...


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The Berachot Site (whose sources are explained here), lists corn chips as requiring a "Shehakol," presumably because they don't contain flour made of one of the primary grains. (However, note that in a case where flour from one of the five m'zonos grains is even a minority ingredient in the chips, the chips would still require a blessing of m'zonos unless ...


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The tosfos on the mishnah, regarding the fruits of ginnosar berachos 44a, which were so sweet they required bread to damper the sweetness, says: ואינו בא אלא בשביל המליח, implying that the only reason you dont need a bracha for the bread is because the only reason you are eating the bread is for the sweet/salty but not because you also want bread. In ...


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One must eat a kezayis of mezonos this is from the Magen Avraham.


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I can't definitively give you his logic, but according to Bruchos 36b, If the flour is there to satisfy you then you always make a Mezonot on it (Kol SheYesh Bo). However, if the flour is there just to hold the food together, like bread-crumbs in a hamburger (or Schnitzel @Shmuel Brin), then it's a Shehakol. I guess Rav Belsky felt that the cookie-crumbs ...


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One of my Rabbanim (possibly a Posek) quoted Maran saying that if you had in mind the rice in the Beracha over other Mezonot (or vice versa) it is Poter the other food, however, according to Maran if he didn't have in mind it doesn't Poter. He mentioned that other Posekim disagree.


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Sefaradim consider matzha as bread only on Passover because the Torah calls matzah "lechem oni" - "poor mans bread" so in effect, the Torah defines matzah as bread but only on pesach -source, Teshuvot of Rav Ovadia Yosef



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