Hi, everyone! I hope you enjoy these designs I recently created on the marvelous Canva.com, to summarize and illustrate a few selected laws on blessings over baked goods, as well as debunk a few common misconceptions relating to their status, which is a significant factor in determining the blessing recited over them: “Hamozti” or “Mezonos“? That is the question, indeed. I learned these concepts at Teens Talk Torah Online, a project of the Jewish Girls Unite Leadership Institute. The Jewish Law we are currently studying is Seder Birchos Hanehnin, authored by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, providing practical, everyday instruction (specifically in the realm of blessings made over benefit received) for the thinking Jew. Of course, if you ever have a Halachic question or are in doubt, consult a competent, Torah-observant (Orthodox) Rabbi for guidance. Taste the wisdom, G-dliness packed into the mundane of life, and experience the wonder it brings; even savoring a piece of bread over which you’ve recited the proper blessing is a way to think about G-d and welcome Him into your day! How simple, but profound. Such is the beauty of Torah, and maybe I’ll see you online soon to delve into it together! 🙂 Bon Appetit, Bitayavon, and may your every day overflow with blessings!
Halacha (Jewish law) mandates one must ritually wash their hands prior to eating a meal established over bread, or an amount of another baked-good (made of the five grains) sufficient to make a full-meal; the latter case is the primary focus of my infographics below. Discover how to wash in the proper manner, and how to say the blessing, here!
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