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What is the origin of the obligation to recite blessings?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

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The Torah only requires one to recite a blessing AFTER eating a meal and being satiated (Deuteronomy 8:10). All other blessings are of rabbinic origin.

Additionally, the Torah obligation only applies if the satiating meal included bread or another product which contains wheat, barley, oats, spelt or rye.


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Torah
Torah is G–d’s teaching to man. In general terms, we refer to the Five Books of Moses as “The Torah.” But in truth, all Jewish beliefs and laws are part of the Torah.
Deuteronomy
The fifth of the Five Books of Moses. This book is a record of the monologue which Moses spoke to the Israelites in the five weeks prior to his passing.