Why is the Mizbe'ach specifically mentioned in Me'en Shalosh blessing yet not particularly mentioned in benching which instead discusses the entirety of the Beis HaMikdash?


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R. David HaCohen Scali suggests in Kiryat Chana David vol. I, Orach Chaim 55 that plant-based offerings on the altar included only mezonot-items and wine, but not bread.

Thus, specifically after eating mezonot-items and wine one mentions the altar in the blessing, but not after eating bread.

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    If you look inside in Kiryat Hanna David, he suggests that all menachot were pat haba bekisanin, where one would only recite birkat hamazon after eating a large amount
    – Joel K
    Commented Feb 5, 2020 at 14:14
  • From sefaria.org/Mishnah_Pesachim.2.5 it sounds like חלות תודה ורקיקי נזיר are real bread, and there were identical menachos during the miluim sefaria.org/Mishnah_Menachot.7.2 that actually went onto the mizbeach sefaria.org/Exodus.29.23
    – Heshy
    Commented Feb 5, 2020 at 14:37
  • @heshy What's your proof from Pesachim? Does anyone say you can't use pat haba'ah bakisanin for matzah?
    – Joel K
    Commented Feb 5, 2020 at 14:48

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