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Which blessing is recited on food containing more than one "Halachic food group"?

Great question. I only wish there was a simple answer... General note: the following answer only applies to a mixture whose component elements are...

Should I recite a blessing on a drink that is taken to swallow a pill?

Rabbi Silberberg: Welcome to Askmoses! How can I help you?Clarissa: I'm taking medication for heartburn and I have to take a drink together with the...

Which foods require a "Ha'adamah" blessing?

The following is a list of the more common foods which are considered to be "vegetable" according to Halachah:AsparagusBaked...

On which fruits do we recite the "Ha'etz" blessing?

The following is a list of common fruits which require the "Ha'etz" blessing:AlmondAppleApricotAvocadoBlackberryBlueberryCashew...

Which situations mandate the recitation of a blessing?

There are three types of blessings:1) Blessings for Enjoyment:A person is required to recite a blessing before receiving any sort of benefit or pleasure...

What is the origin of the obligation to recite blessings?

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....

Can a woman recite a blessing on Mitzvahs she isn't obligated to fulfill?

Women are generally1 exempt from time-related Mitzvahs. However, although not obligated, if a woman does desire to, she may, in the...

Why is there no blessing for giving charity?

Well if you’re putting charity into a charity box, you wouldn’t say a blessing because the mitzvah is not complete until the poor person gets...

Why are blessings in present tense: "Blessed are You...who *creates* the fruit of the tree"?

As Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi explained, the world has not been auto-pilot since its creation. G-d chooses to be so involved with creation that He...

If an ill person is unable to talk, how does he pray?

I am sorry to hear that. What one should do in that situation—hopefully this will be only theoretical from here on—is think the prayer or...