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What is the exact procedure for making a brachah on a food?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg


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Hold the food in your hand, recite the blessing, and immediately take a bite or a sip. It is not proper to speak or make any other interruption before finishing the first bite or sip. As your grandma would say, "Chew before you speak..."

While reciting a brachah you should be concentrating on what you are saying.

The after-brachah should be recited as soon as you finish eating, and should be recited while sitting.


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