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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 […]
Melavah Malka
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) 1. The Gemara (Shabbos 119) rules that after Shabbos one should eat a meal. This meal is referred to as Melavah Malka – literally “escort the Queen”. 2. The poskim disagree as to whether one is obligated […]
497. Interrupting Drinking
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Brachos 4:8 If people who are sitting and drinking wine together say “Let’s bentch” or “Let’s recite kiddush,” they stop drinking until they bentch or recite kiddush. If they want to drink more, even though they may not do so before bentching or saying kiddush, they must recite the bracha of Borei pri hagafen before […]
496. HaMotzi Exempts Other Foods
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Brachos 4:6 When one recites HaMotzi for bread, it also includes the subordinate foods eaten together with it, such as cooked dishes or fruit. Conversely, reciting a bracha on these foods does not include the bread. Reciting mezonos on cooked grains also includes subordinate cooked food; reciting the bracha on cooked food does not include […]