This case happened to me over the past Shemini Atzeres, and even though it's over now, I was still curious about the halacha.

I was so used to saying Laysheiv Basukkah the entire Sukkos, so on the first meal of Shemini Atzeres (which is in the Sukkah according to Chabad custom) I started saying the brocho Leishayv Basukkah after Hamotzei, then stopped in the middle and immediately ate the bread, as not to cause further interruption (so I thought).

But I was wondering: would I have had to theoretically make another brocho hamotzei over the bread, since maybe that was considered an interruption, or since my mind wasn't diverted from the food, since I was used to saying the brocho, it wasn't considered an interruption?

  • I would assume it is not an interruption (no "hefsek") since the person's mind was not diverted from eating the bread. I will try to find/remember the source. – David Kenner Oct 11 '18 at 9:44
  • @DavidKenner but what if the same thing happened simchas Torah, or the next Shabbos, or any other day of the year? would the same thign be true, or ONLY because it was right after sukkos? – bluejayke Oct 15 '18 at 0:26

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