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503. Those Who Didn’t Eat Bread
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Brachos 5:8 Only those who ate at least an olive-sized portion of bread can be counted in a zimmun. If seven ate bread and three ate vegetables or other foods, the three may be counted in the zimmun, so that God’s Name may be included in the text. The one who leads the zimmun must […]
502. Forming the Zimmun
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Brachos 5:6 All adult males are obligated in the zimmun as they are in bentching – even the kohanim (priests) who partook of the holiest sacrifices the Temple courtyard. Similarly, kohanim and Yisroelim (Israelites) who ate together are required to recite the zimmun as they are to bentch, even if the kohanim ate terumah (which […]
501. Text of the Zimmun
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Brachos 5:4 If ten or more adult males eat together, the call to bentch (zimmun) is recited with God’s Name. The leader says, “Let us bless our God, of Whose bounty we have eaten.” The other diners respond, “Blessed be our God, of Whose bounty we have eaten and by Whose goodness we live.” The […]
500. Bentching
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Brachos 5:2 When three people eat bread together, they must recite zimmun (the call to gather) before bentching. If there are from three to ten dining together, one says, “Let us bless the One of Whose bounty we have partaken.” The others respond, “Blessed be the One of Whose bounty we have partaken and by […]
499. Wine in the Course of a Meal
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Brachos 4:12 On Shabbos or yom tov, or at the meal after one lets blood or leaves the bathhouse [when these were things that people did], when one makes wine a main aspect of his meal, if he recites a bracha on wine before the meal, that bracha includes the wine that he drinks after […]