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390. Olive Oil
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54:8 If someone drinks olive oil straight, he would not say a bracha. Olive oil is not a beverage and it’s not advisable to treat it as one. If one mixes olive oil with other things, the oil is considered the secondary item and one would say the bracha on the main item. If one […]
389. Cereal in Milk
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54:6 Let’s say that one adds milk or soup to a food in order to eat them together. If one considers the food the main part, he says the bracha on that and the liquid is considered secondary. If his main intention is for the liquid, then the solid item is considered secondary. In either […]
388. Coffee And Cake
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54:4 If one intended to eat both the primary and the secondary items – for example, if he wanted to drink an alcoholic beverage and also eat some pastries – then he must recite a bracha on both items. First one would say the bracha on a pastry, as that is the more prestigious item, […]
387. When a Bracha is Not Recited
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54:2 The rule not to recite a bracha on the secondary food only applies when one eats the main item first followed by the secondary item and if he had in mind that his bracha on the main item should also cover the secondary item. If it’s something he normally eats together, it’s the same […]
386. Primary and Secondary Foods (Ikar and Tafeil)
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53:6 If raisins contain so much moisture that one could squeeze it out, or if they were crushed and soaked in water in order to make a beverage, or if they were soaked in water for three days and fermented, the resulting beverage is considered like wine. The brachos on this drink are “borei pri […]
385. Pickle Juice
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53:4 If one pickles vegetables like cucumbers, cabbage, etc., the bracha on the liquid in which they were pickled is shehakol. Even though the liquid is infused with the taste of the vegetables, the purpose of pickling is not to flavor the liquid; that’s just a side effect. However, if one ate the vegetable and […]
384. Soup vs. Juice
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53:2 If one cooks a fruit that it typically eaten raw, one would recite shehakol on its liquid. However, if a fruit is typically dried and cooked, and if it is planted for this purpose, then if one cooks them, the bracha on the liquid is ho’eitz, even if one does not eat the actual […]
383. Licorice
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52:18 The bracha on sugar is shehakol, even if one is sucking on sugar cane. This is also the case for cinnamon and licorice root, since one sucks out the flavor and spits out the main part. 53:1 On any fruit or vegetable that is squeezed to extract juice, the bracha on the juice is […]
382. Rice
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52:16 The brachos of ho’eitz and ho’adomah are only recited when an item is recognizable as produce. The bracha on something like jam that has been pulverized beyond recognition is shehakol. If, however, one recited the bracha that one would say on un-crushed produce, it is effective. If the most common way to eat a […]
381. Fruits That Only Contain Juice
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52:14 Some fruits, like certain types small of pears, naturally ripen after picking rather than on the tree. On such fruits, we recite ho’eitz because this is their natural way of ripening. 52:15 There are some fruits whose only edible part is the juice in their seeds. These are not eaten; the juice is sucked […]