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What bracha does one make on injera?

There is a debate, whether its blessing should be borei peri haadamah or shehakol (see also the discussion in Berakhot 37a). The reasoning is that teff is not edible on its own, but you have to grind ...
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Does adding a different liquid to a pre-existing drink require a new Shehakol?

R Yair Spolter and R Shraga Simmons discuss such a case in their series of lessons of blessings (here) and answer one does not need a new blessing. A bracha includes whatever foods you intended to ...
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Is a Shehakol blessing required when drinking water in order to not become thirsty?

R' Nissim Karelitz in חוט שני mentions this case and says that you would not make a Bracha. However if there is any small amount of enjoyment, like if it is hot outside, then you would have to make a ...
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What is the bracha on "Kit Kat" bars?

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 ...
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Can a machsheva be a bracha levatala in specific circumstances?

There is much discussion is this in Aharonim. R. Yitshak Yosef writes in Yalkut Yosef (Kitsur OH 184:14, 185:4, etc.) that a mental blessing cannot be a berakha l'vatala. R. Zilberstein quotes this ...
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What Bracha do you make on an acai bowl?

Assuming you eat each food separately, you would make separate blessings on the berries (ha'eitz for acai or blueberries which grow from a tree, but strawberries and wild berries would be ha'adama, ...
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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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What is the proper beracha for a mandarin chicken salad?

In Hilchot Brachot, there is a rule called ikar v tafel (ikar is the main ingredient, tafel the secondary), by which one makes the blessing on the ikar and it exempts the tafel (based on the mishna in ...
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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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If one made a mezonot on a shehakol, should he correct it?

Halachipedia says Bracha Rishona: After the fact if one recited mezonot on anything besides water or salt, one fulfilled one's obligation. He quotes the following authorities: Chaye Adam (v. 1, 58:...
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Bracha on Chia Seed Infused Water?

I'm inferring from this article that the bracha is shehakol. Here's why: Even if this drink were to be considered "chia juice" the bracha would still be shehakol, as this is the common halachic rule ...
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