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403. Fragrant Oil
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58:6 Balsam oil that comes from Israel has its own bracha, which was instituted because of the importance of Israel. The bracha is “Borei shemen areiv,” that G-d created pleasant oil. (If one said “Borei atzei besamim,” it is effective after the fact – Mishnah Brurah 216:23.) 58:7 If one recited “isvei vesamim” over something […]
402. Fragrant Grasses, Other
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58:4 The bracha over fragrant grasses and plants is “Borei isvei vesamim,” that G-d created fragrant grasses. (Here, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch has a grammatical note explaining the pronunciation of the words in this bracha.) The difference between a tree and a plant for our purposes is that a tree is perennial, produces leaves, and […]
401. Fragrant Fruit, Trees
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58:2 The bracha one recites over a pleasant fragrance depends on its source. If the fragrance comes from a produce that is fit to eat, whether it’s the fruit of a tree or of the ground, even if the fruit is unfit to eat on its own like a lemon, nevertheless since its primary purpose […]
400. Blessing over Fragrances
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57:7 If someone comes to a meal and is given a beverage, over which he recites a bracha, and he is later given more cups to drink, if this is the normal local practice, then he probably expected it and intended his bracha to include everything. If so, then he need not recite a new […]
399. One Bracha over Food and Drink
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57:5 If one recited shehakol over beer with the intention that it should also cover everything else that would be brought to him whose bracha is shehakol, he does not need say another bracha if they bring him fish. However, if he had no particular intention, even if he still had beer in front of […]
398. If One Has No Intention at All
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57:3 Let’s say that one had no particular intention as to whether or not he would eat more fruit, should any more be served to him. Does he then follow the procedure of one who intended to eat more or of one who intended not to eat more? If he has no more of the […]
397. Deciding to Eat Some More
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57:1 If someone said hamotzi in order to eat bread he acquired and he only planned to eat the roll or loaf he had in front of him, then he decided he wanted more and had someone go get it for him, he must recite hamotzi again on the new loaf. This is the case […]
396. Realizing One’s Error After Completing a Bracha
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56:6 If one completes an entire bracha said in error but he immediately realizes his mistake and corrects his words, he need not repeat the bracha. (Refer back to 56:3 for the definition of “immediately.”) For example, if he said his bracha thinking he had wine but immediately realized he had beer, with the result […]
395. Correcting Oneself Mid-Bracha
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56:4 If one accidentally said shehakol over any food item, even bread or wine, it is effective after the fact. (Actually, it is effective even if one intentionally said shehakol, though it is improper to do so. See Mishnah Brurah 206:1.) 56:5 One should be careful and pay attention to what food he is reciting […]
394. Saying the Wrong Bracha
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56:2 If one erred and recited ho’adomah over a fruit whose bracha should be ho’eitz (or even if he did so intentionally – MB 206:1), or if he had both types of produce in front of him and he accidentally said ho’adomah with the intention to include the item whose bracha should be ho’eitz, this […]