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The main thing that is bothering the person asking the question is why the oil could not have been made more quickly and more locally. The answer is that true, there probably were viable alternatives to having to wait eight days, and since they of course did not know that the one flask of oil would miraculously last for eight days, they probably expected to ...
Rabbbi Michael Taubes in a YU shiur “Berachot on Worldly Pleasures” quotes the Ramban (Chidushei HaRamban to Berachot Chapter 8, s.v. nireh li) who writes that the benefit has to be from something which enters into the body; this is why no berachah, he says, is recited over things like a cool, refreshing shower, a nice hot bath or a pleasant breeze, even ...
same reason you dont make a blessing on a hot shower. not all pleasure/benefit has a bracha. if it were otherwise, it would appear in the mishna/talmud.
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