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A bracha, blessing, that must be recited before the eating of bread.

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Can one make hamotzi Friday night on pat haba bekisnin?

Within This article that focuses mainly on the bracha made on pizza, it mentions that most poskim state that when one eats pat haba bekisnin as a meal, one says Hamotzi. Friday night meal requires ...
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Hamotzi & Gluten Free

As you may know for the bread to be hamotzi it has to be made of one of the 5 minim (wheat, barley, oat, rye, and spelt). The problem for celiacs like me is that we can't eat 4 of them, the oats being ...
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Where is “Hefsek” defined first?

I am looking for the initial mention of the word "Hefsek" where it refers to a gap or interruption between saying a blessing and carrying it out. Shulchan Aruch, Orech Chaim, 167:6 discusses how ...
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Bracha on a bread-based dessert

Our local gourmet pizza establishment writes on the blackboard that "The Pizza is Hamotzi." Clear enough. (Maybe.) But then, they also serve a thing called "dessert pizza," which is their usual pizza ...
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Continuing seuda in new place

Can i continue my hamotzi seuda in a place I didn't have in mind when I washed/started eating? If so, do I need to have a kzayis of bread in that place, or just a kzayis of anything in the meal? ...
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Timing for hamotzi

After you say hamotzi, how much time do you have before you must eat some bread? I note that quantities of food are frequently specified (e.g., at least a kazayit-- an olive's worth, etc.). Are times ...
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Mezonot rolls for Se'udah Shlishit

I've been reading several articles that dsicuss the vague definition and debate on the exact definition of the term pat haba bekisnin, and how this affects, specifically what are called "mezonot rolls"...
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After-bracha on <kezayis of motzi, plus other food

If someone ate some motzi with other food as a snack (let's say half a filled pita pocket), what, if any, after-bracha should he make? Assume he ate a kezayis of the other food in 4 minutes, but not ...
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Another pizza bracha question

We have several "pizza bracha" questions on this site, but, I will focus on a specific item on this answer. Excerpts: 1.The opinion of Harav Moshe Feinstein zt”l holds two slices makes you ...
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Need to sit for hamotzi?

Is there an obligation or a custom to sit down while saying hamotzi? What about for the other before blessings (borei minei mezonot, borei pri adamah, borei pri ha'etz, and shehakol nihiye bidvaro)?
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Does hamotzi need to be recited again if a meal is interrupted and resumed later?

Let's suppose one recites hamotzi, eats some bread, has a few bites of the meal, and then is interrupted by some matter. Some time later, one returns to the table to resume the meal. Is it necessary ...
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Can I make Hamotzi on bread that is made without yeast?

Can Hamotzi be said on bread that is made with baking powder and baking soda and not yeast? Is yeast integral to its being considered bread?
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Salt on the table at Pesach seders

It seems that some don't dip the matzah into salt before eating it at the seder. Also, in my community, salt is not put on the table for the seder (except for the salt water for karpas/beitzah--which ...
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If Shabbat falls immediately after Pesach, what could Sephardim use for Hamotzi on Shabbat?

If Matzah is mezonot for some Sepharadim, and Shabbat were to fall immediately after Pesach, what could such Sephardim use for hamotzi on Shabbat, given the obligation of lechem mishneh? One could not ...
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What criteria distinguishes yeast dough to be an item to say “Hamotzi” vs. “Mezonot”?

I am trying to get some understanding of when to make "hamotzi" vs. "mezonot" on baked products. The dough consists of the these ingredients - 5 lbs. flour, 4 eggs, 4 tbs. salt, 4 tbs. sugar, 4 tbs. ...
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Forgetting to wash before eating bread

What should one do if they've just started making the berakha on bread and suddenly realised that they'd forgotten to wash? Should they continue making the berakha, and eat the bread without washing; ...
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Bracha: Dried tomato Wraps

What Bracha do you make on a "dried tomato wrap"? It's a ready made wrap and the ingredients just say dried tomato wrap in addition to the fillers, vegetables and some mayonnaise.
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Kiddush - סברי מרנן ורבנן ורבותי

I have noticed various customs surrounding the words before Hagefen for all kiddushim. My sefard siddur says סברי מרנן ורבנן ורבותי but I have also seen סברי מרנן and many other variants across other ...
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The bracha on Pita Chips

What Bracha should one make on pita chips, Hamotzi or Mezonos ?
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What blessing to make on a cronut?

The local kosher DD is now stocking their imitation of the famous cronut. According to the teudah on the wall, pas Yisrael isn't an issue with donuts since they are fried, croissants require washing ...
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Saying Birkas Hamazon after leaving your house

If one leaves his house to daven Ma'ariv before he Bentched (Birkas Hamazon) and then comes back home , may he Bentch then
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Do I make hamotzi over raw dough?

If I am making challah and want to taste the dough before baking would I make hamotzi or would it be adamah and shehakol for flour and eggs since it's not considered לחם מן הארץ yet?
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Does the proximity rule for hand washing water extend to b'racha precedence?

Assuming that one must wash one's hands before eating bread unless the water is very far away, and assuming one is near water, and assuming that the highest precedence b'racha is the b'racha for bread ...
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Going to the bathroom, Netilas Yadayim, and Hamotzi

If a person needs to move their bowels before a meal and consequently must wash their hands afterwards, can that hand washing satisfy for Hamotzi as well? Assuming that is the case, would they say ...
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What should you do if you accidentally talk between Al Netilas Yadayim and Hamotzi?

Assuming one has the minhag not to speak between netilas yadayim and hamotzi...What should one do if one accidentally speaks during this time? Should one wash again? With or without a blessing? --Or ...
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Do I need to wash and bentch on oatmeal?

I was reading in Artscroll's The Laws of Brachos that if someone eats an amount of mezonos equal to the amount of bread he would have eaten during a meal then he needs to wash and bentch. For some ...
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Bread with fruit baked into it

What would be the bracha on "bread" that had mashed fruit or vegetable kneaded into the dough, but tastes like bread? For example, if you mashed a few potatoes into the dough, then the bread will ...
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Saying “thank you” before taking a bite

The halacha as codified by Shulchan Aruch O.C. 167:6 is that if one interrupts between making Hamotzi and eating the bread, as long as the interruption is related to the meal (not just to eating the ...
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What blessing is made on a taco, burrito, or plain flour tortilla?

My copy of "Guide to Blessings, The Brochos for Various Foods" compiled by Rabbi Naftali Hoffner (NCSY/OU) states that tortillas get the "Shehakol" blessing because they are made of maize (corn) flour....
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Why do we say hamotzi lechem min haaretz instead of min haadama?

The blessing for bread is hamotzi lechem min haaretz. The blessing for vegetables is boreh pri haadama. As far as I know aretz (land) and adama (soil or earth) are basically synonymous. I would like ...
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Hefsek between netilat yadayim and hamotzi

I have been in situations where most everyone follows the common minhag of washing after kiddush before hamotzi, whereas, unless it is minhag avot for my host, I wash beforehand. ' This has prompted ...
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What should one do with hot coffee during a meal? [duplicate]

Say one finished a meal consisting of bread and poured oneself a hot cup of coffee. This person wants to get up and go to a different room or outside but needs to bench for the bread. Do you say ...
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Is beer bread Hamotzi?

There are recipes for beer bread online. The recipes I've seen have no water in them. Instead beer is used in place of water (and yeast). Is such a bread Hamotzi (we're not discussing a case where ...
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Not eating from the Lechem Mishnah, rather from the incomplete bread

If someone only has one broken piece of bread, can he borrow from his neighbor two whole challas and make ha'motzei on everything together (the 2 challas and the piece of bread); however not eat from ...
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Benediction to be recited over stuffing?

On Thanksgiving, many have the custom to eat stuffing, which usually incorporates bread as a major ingredient, with their turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy. What bracha should be recited up it? ...
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Saying Birkat ha-Mazon without having said ha-Motsi before eating

If one has not said ha-Motsi before eating bread( of the amount for which Birkat ha-Mazon is required), is one still required to say Birkat ha-Mazon after eating?
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Washing for bread before Kiddush. Convenient for sukkos?

There is a custom followed by Jews of German extraction to wash for Hamotzi before making Kiddush. See OC 271 (12) MB{61}. This is very convenient for those who have an outside sukka and don’t want ...
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Bread between fish and meat requires hamotzi?

Shulchan Aruch, OC 212:1 (with my own loose translation): All that is main, and with it is a subordinate (tafel) thing — one says a benediction on the main thing and exempts the subordinate ...
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“Motzi Matzah” or “Motzi and Matzah” (separately)? Passover Seder

In some haggadot, I have seen the numbers of sections as being 14, with Motzi Matzah being combined, and in other haggadot, I have seen 15 with them separated. What is the reason behind each side?
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What are the conditions for bread earning the bracha of HaMotzi?

I've seen bread made with juice on airplanes and the insert says these are "mezonos" rolls. And, as we know, matzah is "HaMotzi." In the first instance, it looks like bread but we treat it like ...
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matzah = mezonos or hamotzi

What is the reasoning of the 2 different minhagim (traditions) on what bracha to say on matzah when its not Peasach?