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 ...
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 ...
In the Siddur of the Baa' Hatanya in Seder Birkas Hanehenin chapter 8:7 he writes:
All foods combine to make up a Kezayis to say the after Beracha of the lower level amongst them for example if one ate half a Kezayis of the 7 species and half a Kezayis of something which one says Borei Nefoshos - one says Borei Nefoshos.
If one ate half a Kezayis of bread ...
The rules of eating a meal in the same place one made or heard kidush are written among the rules of Friday night's kidush (and applied to both). Thus, the rule (Mishna B'rura 273:25) that cake suffices for this (so one need not immediately eat bread) applies to the nighttime as well as the daytime kidush. (However, even if he is famished during the day and ...
The first פני יהושע in Keitzad Mevarchim discusses this question. His suggestion is that the Mishna is only listing berachos that include a lot of different species, to contrast with R' Yehuda who is brought at the end of the Mishna and says each species needs its own specific blessing.
According to Tosefos in the discussion of kimcha d'chiti on berachos ...
Your question already contains the answer,it depends why you are eating the cracker.
Din Online has a whole article which discusses ikar and tafel,it is worthwhile to read the whole thing but I will just post what you are asking.
A selection from the article:
"c) It makes the main food edible, e.g., the main food is too strong/bitter:When one wants to eat ...
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 ...
AhS OH 213:6
And thus is the halachah and the widespread custom that one does not discharge another's obligation in any [brachah], and each makes his own brachah, since even for "Hamotzi" and birkas ha-mazon, there are few in our time [who follow the practice of] one being motzi another, and all the more so for other things.
He goes on to cover be-di-...
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) ...
According to Rabbi Ro'i Ganon, you only make an "al hamichya" (assuming rice is/has the same status as orez^):
אם אכל מאכל שברכת הראשונה "בורא מיני מזונות" וברכתו האחרונה היא "על המחיה", כגון: בורקס או ספגטי ( היינו תבשיל של מיני דגן או מאפה) ואכל מהם שיעור של כזית (היינו 27 גרם) ואכל גם אורז שיעור כזית, אף על פי שהיה צריך לכאורה לברך ברכת "על המחיה" על ...
1) Why is the brocho on rice mezonot?
2) And if rice IS considered "mezonot", why doesn't it get the same ending blessing as the other 5 grains?
Gemara Brachot 37a records the discussion on the before-brocho for
rice. On 37b the gemara concludes that the opinion of the Rabbis is
Mezonot with Bracha Achrona of Boreh ...
It is a good question and in fact it is answered only by reading between the lines.
The Halachic terms are Ikkar ("main component" in the question) and Taffel (a lesser component).
From the Shulchan Aruch (Siman 212), the Achronim have concluded that the Taffel actually does require a Beracha but that it is included in the Beracha of the Ikkar. The ...
Firstly there is the "ikur" the main part of it.
Secondly there is a certain precedence that often sets in when you have grain as part of the product.
In the case of those you just make one b'racha, "mezonot".
If you have a strange eating habit of opening it and spooning out the sugary part in the middle and eating it alone, you would make shehakol on that....
This is actually a machlokes based on what is your preference as well as what is considered the ikar and tafel in the product as well as the majority.
This seems to be analogous to the case of Rav Moshe Feinstein discussing what bracha to make on chocolate covered raisins.
A Sweet Bracha What Bracha Does One Recite over Chocolate-Covered Raisins?
I asked two Rabbonim this question years ago and they both gave me the same answer:
While it is true that 5 minim are not batel (unless insignificant), and normally the rest of the product becomes secondary (tafel) to the primary (ikar) mezonos, in a case such as cookie ice cream where there is so much ice cream relative to a small amount of added mezonos, ...
Although msh210's answer would appear to reflect the opinion of Mishnah Berurah which does not differentiate between kiddush at night or during the day, there are opinions that argue and would limit the permission to follow kiddush with cake instead of bread to only the daytime kiddush (at least ideally).
R. Shlomo Ganzfried, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 77:14:
I assume the question means the following case.
A person had cooked rice and (let’s say) cooked oatmeal in front of him. He made the brocho BM”M on the rice and the question is whether this will cover the oatmeal.
There are two stages to the answer.
1) Rice is not so choshuv (important) as oats. As proof see the Mishna Berura 208 (7) where we see that ...
דמדברי הש״ס משמע דבסתם פת מיירי כל שמסיר הרעבון
this translates to "from the words of the Gemara it is understood that when it says Pas, Pas = anything that takes away hunger"
Based on this eating crackers or cereal would suffice for Pas Shacharis.
Rabbi Monsour brings in the name of HaRav Bentzion Abba Shaul that one fulfills this obligation also with ...
Rav and Shmuel did not institute the blessing "mezonot".
Rav and Shmuel taught two laws, each of which contains new information:
The novelty of the one is that only the 5 species needs mezonot, excluding orez and dochan. This sentence is rejected by a tyuvta in 37a ("תיובתא דרב ושמואל תיובתא"). For the Gemara it was not only obvious that the blessing ...
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
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 ...
The Berachot Site (whose sources are explained here), lists corn chips as requiring a "Shehakol," presumably because they don't contain flour made of one of the primary grains.
(However, note that in a case where flour from one of the five m'zonos grains is even a minority ingredient in the chips, the chips would still require a blessing of m'zonos unless ...
I can't definitively give you his logic, but according to Bruchos 36b, If the flour is there to satisfy you then you always make a Mezonot on it (Kol SheYesh Bo). However, if the flour is there just to hold the food together, like bread-crumbs in a hamburger (or Schnitzel @Shmuel Brin), then it's a Shehakol.
I guess Rav Belsky felt that the cookie-crumbs ...
The tosfos on the mishnah, regarding the fruits of ginnosar berachos 44a, which were so sweet they required bread to damper the sweetness, says:
ואינו בא אלא בשביל המליח,
implying that the only reason you dont need a bracha for the bread is because the only reason you are eating the bread is for the sweet/salty but not because you also want bread.
From here is the definition of milawi.
a certain flatbread called Milawi (Mill-ay-wee) made its way into the
cities. It is flour and water made into a dough and then folded over
and over with copious amounts of olive oil until it is slick, firm and
elastic. Then it is stretched to about 10 inches and thrown on an
inverted metal disk (looks like a ...
I must admit that this is a bit of a draft as I'm completely working off memory. But, I'll take a bite at it ;-) and hopefully come back later with a more authoritative edit... (And of course, you should not be relying on this answer either way for Halacha).
Firstly, we have to figure out what type of Ikar V'tafel this is. [for a quick recap: the 3 types in ...
In the Artscroll Mishnayos on Kilayim 1:1, besides bringing the opinion from Y. Felix in the name of Rabbeinu Nosson Av HaYeshivah that it is two rowed barley, the same author is quoted as mentioning the opinion of the Rambam in the commentary there who says it is wild (desert) barely, the wild progenitor of the two rowed barely.
Artscroll also quotes the ...
I like this article's explanation as he delves into both the Modern Hebrew as well as Talmudic explanations. Excerpts:
As described in the Mishna (Hallah 1:1), the five grains are:
chitim, seorim, kusmin, shibolet shual, shifon
Chitim are wheat and seorim are barley. We'll discuss kusmin in a
future post, but now I'd like to deal with shibolet ...