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Does the Hamotzie blessing cover me for the entire meal?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg


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Yes, once you've said the Hamotzie, you are exempt from reciting any other blessing for the rest of the meal.

There are two exceptions to this rule:
1. You still have to make a blessing over wine or grape-juice.
2. You also have to make a blessing on anything that isn't normally eaten as an appetizer or entr饮 For example, cake, cookies or fruit.

Sources: Seder Birkat Hanehnin chapter 4


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Mitzvot » Blessings

The blessing recited over bread, Challah, or Matzah.
Festive meal eaten on the first two nights of the holiday of Passover (In Israel, the Seder is observed only the first night of the holiday). Seder highlights include: reading the story of the Exodus, eating Matzah and bitter herbs, and drinking four cups of wine.