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How much do I have to eat or drink to be required to recite a blessing?

You are required to say a brachah before eating or drinking even if it is only a miniscule amount.However, the after-brachah is only said if one has eaten...

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

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...

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...

Can you tell me the blessings we recite on different foods?

Index: Food made of flour from wheat, barley, spelt, rye or oats: 1-2.Wine/grape juice: 3.Fruit: 4.Vegetables: 5.Everything else: 6.  1....

What is "Mehadrin" Kosher?

The word "mehadrin" means "those who beautify." This is a term which is used to describe people who insist on doing every mitzvah in...

Why don't we speak after washing our hands before eating bread?

We wash our hands to cleanse them from any impurities they may have come in contact with beforehand. We are not supposed to interrupt between washing and...

Does the Hamotzie blessing cover me for the entire meal?

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....

What is Challah?

A. In Halachic terms, the word Challah has a very specific definition, and colloquially, it came to mean a certain type of bread thousands of years...

What is Grace after Meals?

A. Hey, just ate something? Feelin’ good? Go ahead—say “Thank you!” to G-d for lubricating the ecosystem that got that stuff on...