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Even according to the custom of avoiding interrupting between washing and the blessing of HaMotzi, one need not wash again if one spoke or otherwise interrupted as long as the person remained mindful to keep their hands clean during the interim (Mishna B'rura 166:6, English translation): דע דעיקר דין תכיפה המוזכר בסימן זה הוא רק מצוה לכתחלה אבל בדיעבד ...


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No. There are three categories of grain-based products: "Bread." Always hamotzee. "Snacky, quasi-breadlike substances." (Pas haba beKisnin.) Mezonos, but if you eat them like a meal, then hamotzee. This was the category about which you read. "Definitely not bread." Always mezonos, even if you ate ten pounds of the stuff for dinner. (Though you'd have ...


9

A straightforward answer is provided by the Meiri (Beis HaB'chira, B'rachos 35a) and echoed by the Shita M'kubeztes (Brachos 35a), who write that the phrasing for each is based on verses pertaining to each (as mentioned in Michoel's answer and in Shalom's answer). Further, the Meiri indicates that borei p'ri ha'adama would also be suitable for bread, ...


7

The Shita Mekubetzes to Brochos 35a ask this, and explains that the choice of wording for the two blessings is in accordance with phrases found previously in Tanach - the blessing for bread is based on the verse (Tehillim 104:14) "להוציא לחם מן הארץ", whereas the blessing for vegetables comes from the verse (Devarim 26:2) "מראשית כל פרי האדמה".


7

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 Rambam (Deios chapter 4 Halacha 3) state that for good health and Derech Eretz one should eat while sitting. And since bread is being eaten while seated, as stated ...


6

Yes, the brachas don't always go hand-in-hand. For instance, let's assume (but check with your rabbi) that one piece of pizza is a "snack", and two makes a meal. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch rules (about pseudo-bread items, let's assume pizza is such an item) that if you decide you only want one piece of pizza, you make a mezonot then eat it. If you then change ...


5

Tif'eret Yosef OC 14 asks your specific question, concluding that the "bread" would be considered pat habaah bikisanin and not get a hamotzi under ordinary circumstances. (I do not expect this ruling is universally agreed upon. Compare, for instance, his reasoning to Aruch haShulchan OC 158:6 and note the ill-defined boundary in Mishna Berura 168 sk 33. See ...


5

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: הקובע סעודה על פת הבאה בכיסנין דהיינו עוגה יכול הוא לקחת שתי עוגות שלמות ללחם-משנה ולבצוע עליהן


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For something baked to be Mezonos it must fulfill one of the following requirements: The dough is so liquidy one cannot roll it in one's hands and one fries it in a pan. The dough is so liquidy one cannot roll it in one's hands and one fries it in a hole in an oven (so it gathers in one spot and becomes thick there). Pas Habaah Bekisnin - There are three ...


4

According to this (which includes footnotes to the original sources) the bracha is Mezonot. There are two main instances where the bracha on bread is Mezonot: when small pieces of bread are mixed with other ingredients, to the p[o]int that they are no longer recognizable as bread when small pieces of bread are cooked When bread is 1) ...


4

This is the subject of dispute. The Tur (OC 165) records that while Rashi's teacher (R Yaakov ben Yakar) ruled to wash twice and say Asher Yatzar in the middle, Rashi himself thought it was fine to wash once and say Asher Yatzar after finishing washing before saying HaMotzi. See there and in the Beit Yosef for how all the different Rishonim come out on the ...


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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 חַיֶּבֶת בַּחַלָּה, וְאֵין אָדָם יוֹצֵא בָהּ יְדֵי חוֹבָתוֹ בְּפֶסַח: If one makes dough from flour and rice, if it has the taste of grain, it’s obligated in ...


3

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 מוציא others in the ברכה of wine in the middle of the סעודה, he had to get the other people's attention first so they could swallow what they were eating and ...


3

There's a chapter (siman) of Shulchan Aruch devoted to this — but a short one. Orach Chayim 166 reads: Some say that one need not be careful lest he interrupt between washing hands and saying the blessing over bread; others say he must be careful. It's good to be careful. And if he waited the time it takes to walk twenty-two ama (cubits), that's ...


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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-mezonos.html


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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 blessing afterwards (not just bread) 3) Amount of bread over which it is necessary to say the blessing on the ritual washing of hands. 1) The Kitzur ...


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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 order to make brachos at all; and will greatly help in clearing up doubts about Hilchos Brachos in general. 1) It is forbidden to enjoy (benefit) from this ...


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To answer this in a different derech from Shalom's excellent answer: Birkat Hamazon is an independent obligation from Hamotzi. If you forgot to say a beracha before eating bread, you'd still be required to say Birkat Hamazon when you finished. Note that there's no minimum shiur required for saying Hamotzi. You need to say Hamotzi on even the smallest crumb ...


2

As a contrast to the manna, which was described as "lechem min hashamayim." "Shamayim" goes with "aretz." Not to mention that's how the verse in Psalms (Borchi Nafshi, like we say after davening on Rosh Chodesh) has it -- lehotzee lechem min ha'aretz.


2

The issue here is that you are mixing in a solid instead of a liquid. There are two reasons why this doesn't make a difference. The first is that one of the examples cited of things mixed in is spices, which are not a liquid and are not being substituted as a binding agent of the dough, and even so they have the same status as fruit juices (Shulchan Aruch, ...


2

I think the Magen Avraham understands that one is permitted to make a interruption to facilitate the beginning of the meal. So just like the leader can't start eating until he has clarified if his animals have eaten yet and the lack of that knowledge prevents him from starting to eat, so to the Magen Avram allows you to request that food be served to a ...


2

In a personal conversation, Rav Shmuel Kaminetzky said that they do not have "tzuras hapas" (the form of bread) and are therefore mezonos. Rabbi Bodner once showed R' Elyashiv a tortilla and he said that it did have tzuras hapas. (There are other factors that could nonetheless make it not Hamotzi, but R' Bodner did not ask about them). I was actually just ...


2

The basic answer is that not only may you, but you must return to where you ate if you can. Practical Halacha says After eating or drinking the required amounts, you may say bracha achrona (including birkat ha'mazon) as long as: You are still satiated after having been hungry and eaten, OR You were not satiated after eating and it is less than ...


2

Not only may he bentch, according to many Rishonim he has to bentch before he can continue eating (as opposed to the opinion of the other Rishonim, that he may continue eating when he returns without bentching first, and bentch when he is done). Rambam Hilchos Berachos 4:3: היה אוכל בבית זה ופסק סעודתו והלך לבית אחר. או שהיה אוכל וקראהו חבירו לדבר עמו ...


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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), there are three different definitions of pat haba bikisnin and we hold by all three of them: First Category: Cake According to Ashkenazim, if there’s a ...


2

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 was to dip the matzah in salt.


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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 time is not a factor, and in your case one need not make a new bracha regardless of how much time has passed. Regarding the new examples you've added - the ...


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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 אוֹכֵל וּקְרָאוֹ חֲבֵרוֹ לְדַבֵּר עִמּוֹ וְיָצָא לוֹ לְפֶתַח בֵּיתוֹ וְחָזַר, הוֹאִיל וְשִׁנָּה מְקוֹמוֹ צָרִיךְ לְבָרֵךְ לְמַפְרֵעַ עַל מַה שֶּׁאָכַל; ...


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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, you would not make a further blessing when eating it as dessert, as the hamotzi made at the start of the meal would apply to it as well. I infer this from ...


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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) after you said המוציא, you should wash with a ברכה before taking a bite. The reason for this is that we are חושש for the opinion that one must wash even for ...


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