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Need to sit for hamotzi?

The Pri Megadim (opening to Brachos, 18) specifically states that there is no obligation to sit down for the Birchos HaNehenin (including the Hamotzi) However, Chazal (Gitin p. 70) and so in the ...
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Can one make hamotzi Friday night on pat haba bekisnin?

The psak of Shemiras Shabbos KeHilchoso: If one is kovei'a the meal on pas habo'oh bekisnin, for example, cake, then one can use two full cakes for lechem mishneh. שמירת שבת כהלכתה פרק נה סעיף טז: ...
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Hamotzi & Gluten Free

Challah 3:7: הָעוֹשֶׂה עִסָּה מִן הַחִטִּים וּמִן הָאֹרֶז, אִם יֶשׁ בָּהּ טַעַם דָּגָן, חַיֶּבֶת בַּחַלָּה, וְיוֹצֵא בָהּ אָדָם יְדֵי חוֹבָתוֹ בְּפֶסַח. וְאִם אֵין בָּהּ טַעַם דָּגָן, אֵינָהּ ...
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Birkas Hamazon if I left the place I ate in

Unless there’s great need you are obligated to return and bench even if you left unintentionally. If you already benched elsewhere bedieved it’s ok. If you don’t have bread and you can’t return (great ...
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Eating before hamotzi Friday night

I was told that some Sefardi communities (Morrocans, I think) have this minhag. The reason behind it is to make sure to get to one hundred brachos, which is brought in Orach Chayim 46:3: חייב אדם ...
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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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What do you do if you make a Mezonos on cake, but then decide to eat a lot more?

Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 48:4: אִם מִתְּחִלָּה הָיָה בְּדַעְתּוֹ לֶאֱכוֹל רַק מְעַט, וּבֵרַךְ בּוֹרֵא מִינֵי מְזוֹנוֹת, וְאַחַר כָּךְ נִמְלַךְ לֶאֱכוֹל שִׁעוּר קְבִיעַת סְעוּדָּה, אִם בָּזֶה שֶׁהוּא ...
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Crackers - Why wouldn't that require an Hamotzi?

Pas haba bkisnin becomes hamotzi when you eat 8 k'zeisim of it, and if the crackers are eaten with tuna, the tuna counts toward the shiur (Igros Moshe OC 3:32). But I presume your question is whether ...
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Bracha on a bread-based dessert

There are some basic concepts about making brachos (blessings) which should be understood as a background for any answer to the OP's issue. These concepts are vital to the proper attitude one needs in ...
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Timing for hamotzi

There are three different issues here. 1) Time difference between saying a blessing over food (not just hamotzi) and eating that food. 2) Quantity of food and time in which it is consumed to need a ...
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Kiddush - סברי מרנן ורבנן ורבותי

The source of saying this סברי formula is the שבלי הלקט in סימן קמ, quoted in בית יוסף אורח חיים קסז ד''ה כתוב. His original formulation is 'סברו מורי'. He explains that when one person wanted to be ...
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Salt on the table at Pesach seders

It seems that there are various customs. This article says that the Chaba"d Rebbe's custom was not to dip the matzah in salt. However, note 308 mentions that the Shelah cites that the Ari z"l's custom ...
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If Shabbat falls immediately after Pesach, what could Sephardim use for Hamotzi on Shabbat?

If you are kove'ah seuda on a mezonot food, treating it as a meal rather than a snack, then it is treated as hamotzi. That should solve the problem. Source: http://www.kosherveyosher.com/hamotzi-vs-...
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What criteria distinguishes yeast dough to be an item to say "Hamotzi" vs. "Mezonot"?

The term you're looking for is Pat Haba Bikisnin. This is a type of baked item which is like bread in many ways and different from bread in some other ways. According to the Shulchan Arukh (168:7), ...
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Does hamotzi need to be recited again if a meal is interrupted and resumed later?

I think the issues of birkat hamazon after changing location and saying hamotzi are connected. Shulchan Aruch OH 178: הָיָה אוֹכֵל בְּבַיִת זֶה וּפָסַק סְעוּדָתוֹ וְהָלַךְ לְבַיִת אַחֵר, אוֹ שֶׁהָיָה ...
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Does hamotzi need to be recited again if a meal is interrupted and resumed later?

Most Poskim hold that the hamotzi bracha remains in effect indefinitely, unless there is some interruption (such as intentional napping). See Mishna Brurah 184 s.k. 17. So it would seem that length of ...
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Bracha on a bread-based dessert

From the way you described this pizza, it appears to be genuine bread (not pat haba’ah bekisanin as described in Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 168:7). As such its blessing is always hamotzi. As such, ...
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In which case would you say Boreh Nefashot after Hamotzi?

If you look at the ingredients, it seems that it is primarily made out of non wheat flour (nuts and seeds) but it does contain wheat flour. When determining the bracha rishona, the rule is that any ...
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Bread is no longer the staple food it was; implications for the Hamotzi blessing?

The food doesn't actually have to be physically put in the bread. Things that can usually be eaten with bread e.g eggs vegetables are considered no doubt "באים מחמת הסעודה". Apples grapes ...
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Birkas Hamazon if I left the place I ate in

Beit Shammai (Berachot 51b) said that if one forgot to bentch at the end of the meal and remembered when he was in a different place, he is required to return to bentch in the original place. Beit ...
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Crackers - Why wouldn't that require an Hamotzi?

kvias seuda is not well defined. As you say it does not need to be a 5-course meal, but it also should not include snacking instead of a meal. I understand kvias seuda to generally be sitting together ...
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Can one make hamotzi Friday night on pat haba bekisnin?

din.org.il was posed a related question (in Hebrew) titled: "Kiddush on Shabbos on Pas Haba B'kisnin" The question: Greetings. In a pressing situation if there isn't wine or bread, is ...
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Continuing seuda in new place

See O.C. 178:1 and particular Mishnah Brurah #3. Even if you move to a different room in the same home, you need to say Birkat Hamazon retroactively on what you ate in the first location, wash, and ...
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Timing for hamotzi

Yes there are times involved as well. For example, HaMotzi Richard B. Aiken specifies. Wash the One-Time Method and say ha’motzi on bread made of the Five Grains (wheat, rye, oats, barley, or ...
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Mezonot rolls for Se'udah Shlishit

Update This question and answer uses the full amount of the mezonos eaten as the basis for the answer. This would also seem to apply, though you should ask the rabbi involved. Note that this also ...
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After-bracha on <kezayis of motzi, plus other food

In Hazon Ovedia Brachut maran said that: if someone eat's less than k’zayis he need's to bless first and last bless on other food. (but not on spread's (ממרחים/סלטים/לפתן) - because of ikar ve-tafel (...
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Can I make Hamotzi on bread that is made without yeast?

Many make hamotzi on matzo which does not contain yeast (and all make hamotzi on matzo on Pesach), so yes you can make Hamotzi on bread without yeast. Baking powder and baking soda should not detract ...
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Can I make Hamotzi on bread that is made without yeast?

Any bread made from the five grains (wheat, rye, oat, barley, spelt) will require Hamotzi. See OU.org
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Salt on the table at Pesach seders

There is no prohibition about having salt on the table during seder according to the minhag of Chabad. This follows what the Rebbe writes in the Haggadah on page 38 beginning with the words: ...
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Forgetting to wash before eating bread

In אגרות משה אורח חיים חלק ב סימן נג (see the end of the תשובה for the summary) he says if you realized that you forgot to wash or if you realized your washing was not kosher (invalid vessel or water) ...
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