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In general, it's a debate, whether we should mention the holiday (מעין המאורע) in the three faceted blessing or not. Rambam in Mishneh Torah Berakhot 3:13 says yes, and he seems to base his ruling on Yerushalmi Berakhot 6:1. However, Tosafot on Berakhot 44a never heard about this practice in their land, and were perplexed to read it from Rambam. Still, the ...


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The blessing fits the ancient worldviews but disagrees with the current knowledge. There must be some metaphorical meaning, though. Source: https://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/ngier/gre13.htm


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When Hashem spread the water over the earth, it also had the effect of establishing boundaries between the earth and the water. As it says in the first few verses (Genesis 1:2,6-7,9), וְהָאָ֗רֶץ הָיְתָ֥ה תֹ֙הוּ֙ וָבֹ֔הוּ וְחֹ֖שֶׁךְ עַל־פְּנֵ֣י תְה֑וֹם וְר֣וּחַ אֱלֹהִ֔ים מְרַחֶ֖פֶת עַל־פְּנֵ֥י הַמָּֽיִם׃ ווַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֱלֹהִ֔ים יְהִ֥י רָקִ֖יעַ בְּת֣וֹךְ ...


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The Yalkut Yosef in Siman 168 in the Berakhot English Edition Halacha 43 states If the Bread is not boiled, but someone placed small pieces in a bowl and they became fused together with honey or hot broth, the Halacha depends on the size of the original pieces. If they are as large as Kazayit, the blessing remains Hamotzi. If they are smaller than Kazayit, ...


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