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Can one blessing cover two different foods?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

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Yes. As long as the foods which you're eating are in the same Halachic "food group," i.e. they all require the same brachah, they are all covered by one brachah.

So you can eat cheese, sardines, prune juice and marshmallows... and make only one brachah beforehand--the Shehakol--and one brachah afterwards--Borei Nefashot.

In fact, since they can all be covered by one brachah it would be forbidden to recite a second brachah, for that brachah would be unnecessary and thus a recitation of G-d's name in vain!


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