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What is the proper beracha for a mandarin chicken salad

This is a complicated situation. Usually meat and chicken are the main ingredient in any mixture since they are more chashuv. However, in a salad it is more probable that you’re interested in the ...
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Making bracha when passing by a bakery

Most poskim agree not to smell it because of safek brachos lhakel, however the Gra (brought by the Shaar Tziyun) holds that if you pick up hot bread specifically to smell it, one could make the bracha ...
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Why did the Gra not say an after-blessing after karpas?

According to Rav Ilan Hadad (Posek in Ashdod), Magid is not a hefsek for bracha achrona, as apparent in orach chaim 178
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Biur Chametz and hefsek

Great question! The Rosh Pesachim 1:10 addresses this: “אמר רב יהודה אמר רב הבודק צריך שיברך. דלא תימא אינה כל כך מצוה כיון דאינה אלא לבער את החמץ מן הבית. ומה שאין מברכין על ביעור בשעה חמישית בשעה ...
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Why no bracha on telling the story of the Exodus?

Its a famous question. The answer in you're question, is since you already fulfilled the mitzva in kiddush the bracha cant be before you fulfill the mitzva. And it cant be before kiddush since we wont ...
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Why no bracha on telling the story of the Exodus?

The Hagaddah of R. Yaakov Loeberbaum (author of Nesivos HaMishpat), Maaseh Nisim, says the following: ומה שנראה לתת טעם במה שלא תיקנו ברכה, כי עינינו הרואות שבכל דבר שתיקנו ברכה בגוף המצוה לא תיקנו ...
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Why make a bracha on an earthquake but not on an eclipse?

I'll note even more so - we do in fact make blessings on bad news (Berakhot 54a and Shulhan Arukh 222:2). Nevertheless, your specific question makes certain assumptions, such as "we don't make a ...
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Why make a bracha on an earthquake but not on an eclipse?

Its hard to say no bracha on eclipse since predestined since birkas hachama is also predestined and theres a bracha. I heard some people suggest since its a bad omen no bracha is recited. Yet by a ...
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Why make a bracha on an earthquake but not on an eclipse?

Regarding the difference between rainbows and eclipses, the beracha on rainbows is a specific invocation of the covenant which they symbolize in the Torah: זוכר הברית ונאמן בבריתו וקיים במאמרו. It is ...
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What is the proper beracha on boba

From what I can see on https://www.brachos.org/, there is no mention of boba or tapioca. There is however mention of tea, which is shehakol. In terms of things similar to boba tea, I was able to find ...
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Making bracha again for same bracha

Because it's a completely different type of food, it would only be covered if you had in mind to eat other types of shehakol. See Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 57:5: If you say the berachah [Shehakol] over ...
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Is there a blessing for boring the ear of a slave?

Rambam does not mention that there's a Bracha on the ear-boring ceremony. The Rambam (הלכות עבדים - פרק רביעי) codifies boring the ear of a slave, yet he does not count it as one of the 13 Mitzvos in ...
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What is the proper beracha for Pancakes or waffles

This OU page specifically refers to baked grain products becoming bread. This Mi Yodeya question about fried bread discusses some of the details. Another article on The Halakhic Defintion of "...
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What is the proper beracha for Pancakes or waffles

OU suggests mezonot for both waffles and pancakes presumably since they're made from grain (usually wheat) and not bread.
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Are women obligated in Birkat Hachama

Take a look at the Yein HaTov, OC 44 by Rav Yitzchak Nissim who rules like your latter assertion: ובתשובת חתם סופר (אורח חיים נ"ו) מביא שהנשים אין מברכות ברכת החמה יעויין שם, דאע"פ דתמה שם ...
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