Guide to Blessings

OU Guide to BlessingsComprehensive list of blessings/brachos on food. Includes first and after blessings.

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Food Bracha Rishona Bracha Achrona Comments
Baked Goods
Éclair Mezonot Al Hamichya
Angel Food Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Apple Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Apple Strudel Mezonot Al Hamichya As with all cakes, the dough is considered the primary ingredient and only Mezonot is necessary (Mishnah Berurah 212:1), even if there is less dough than apple, and even if the cake is eaten mainly because of the apple. To say an Al Hamichya one must eat a k'zayit of cake within a kdei achilat pras (2-9 minutes). Otherwise, one says a Borei Nefashot. On the other hand, if there is merely a thin strip of dough, which is intended just to help you handle all the apple, the dough becomes subordinate to the apple and only Ha-aytz need be said.
Bagel Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Brownies Mezonot Al Hamichya
Bun (Bread) Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Bun (Cake) Mezonot Al Hamichya
Butter Cookies Mezonot Al Hamichya
Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Cheese Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya As with all cakes, the dough is considered the primary ingredient and only Mezonot is necessary (Mishnah Berurah 212:1), even if there is less dough than cheese, and even if the cake is eaten mainly because of the cheese. However, to say an Al Hamichya one must eat a k'zayit of cake within a kdei achilat pras (2-9 minutes). Otherwise, one says a Borei Nefashot. On the other hand, if there is merely a thin strip of dough, which is intended just to help you handle all the cheese, the dough becomes subordinate to the cheese and only Shehakol need be said.
Cherry Pie or Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya To say an Al Hamichya one must eat a k'zayit of cake within a kdei achilat pras (2-9 minutes).
Chocolate Éclair Mezonot Al Hamichya
Chocolate Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Coffee Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Cookies Mezonot Al Hamichya
Corn Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Corn Muffin (no wheat) Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Corn Muffin (with wheat) Mezonot Al Hamichya
Cracked Wheat Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Crackers Mezonot Al Hamichya
Cupcake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Date Bread Mezonot Al Hamichya
Devil's Food Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Doughnut Mezonot Al Hamichya
English Muffin Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Ezekiel Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
French Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
French Toast Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Fruit Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Garlic Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Ginger Bread Mezonot Al Hamichya
Graham Crackers Mezonot Al Hamichya
Griddle Cakes Mezonot Al Hamichya
Hamantaschen Mezonot Al Hamichya
Honey Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Italian Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Knish Mezonot Al Hamichya
Kugel - Made from Rice Mezonot Borei Nefashot
Kugel - made from potatoes or vegetables See Comment Borei Nefashot If it is homestyle (pieces) - Ha-adamah. If it is made from potato flour (industrial style) - Shehakol. Finely ground potato kugel -differing customs.
Kugel Made- from chalah or lokshen Mezonot Al Hamichya
Lokshen Kugel Mezonot Al Hamichya
Macarons Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Macaroon Shehakol Borei Nefashot Unless made with flour of one of the Five Principal Species, in which case Mezonot is required.
Matza Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Melba Toast Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Mezonot Bread or Roll Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Mince Pie Mezonot Al Hamichya
Muffin Mezonot Al Hamichya
Napoleon Mezonot Al Hamichya
Onion Bread or Roll Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Onion Crackers Mezonot Al Hamichya
Pastry Mezonot Al Hamichya
Peach Pie Mezonot Al Hamichya As with all cakes, the dough is considered the primary ingredient and only Mezonot is necessary (Mishnah Berurah 212:1), even if there is less dough than peaches, and even if the cake is eaten mainly because of the peaches. However, to say an Al Hamichya one must eat a k'zayit of cake within a kdei achilat pras (2-9 minutes). Otherwise, one says a Borei Nefashot. On the other hand, if there is merely a thin strip of dough, which is intended just to help you handle all the peaches, the dough becomes subordinate to the peaches and only Ha-aytz need be said.
Pie Mezonot Al Hamichya As with all cakes, the dough is considered the primary ingredient and only Mezonot is necessary (Mishnah Berurah 212:1), even if there is less dough than pie filling, and even if the cake is eaten mainly because of the pie filling. However, to say an Al Hamichya one must eat a k'zayit of cake within a kdei achilat pras (2-9 minutes). Otherwise, one says a Borei Nefashot. On the other hand, if there is merely a thin strip of dough, which is intended just to help you handle all the pie filling, the dough becomes subordinate to the filling and only Ha-aytz need be said.
Piecrust Mezonot Al Hamichya
Plum Pie Mezonot Al Hamichya As with all cakes, the dough is considered the primary ingredient and only Mezonot is necessary (Mishnah Berurah 212:1), even if there is less dough than plums, and even if the cake is eaten mainly because of the plums. However, to say an Al Hamichya one must eat a k'zayit of cake within a kdei achilat pras (2-9 minutes). Otherwise, one says a Borei Nefashot. On the other hand, if there is merely a thin strip of dough, which is intended just to help you handle all the plums, the dough becomes subordinate to the plums and only Ha-aytz need be said.
Pound Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Pretzels Mezonot Al Hamichya
Pumpernickel Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Pumpkin Pie Mezonot Al Hamichya
Raisin Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Raisin Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Rice Kugel Mezonot Borei Nefashot
Roll Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Rye Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Sandwich (bread) Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Soft Pretzels Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon Meets all criteria of bread.
Sponge Cake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Strawberry Shortcake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Strudel Mezonot Al Hamichya
Toast (bread) Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Tortilla Shehakol Borei Nefashot Since it is made of maize flour.
Waffle Mezonot Al Hamichya
Wheat Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Wheat Cakes Mezonot Al Hamichya
White Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Whole Wheat Bread Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Wraps Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon If one were to eat a plain wrap (unfilled) then it would be mezonos. Because it is not the way people eat this, this is a chisaron in the tzuras hapas. But if one were to eat a filled wrap with tuna or cheese etc… then the proper beracha would be hamotzi.
Zwieback Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
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Beverages
Alcoholic Beverages (except grape wine) Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Ale Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Apple Juice/Cider Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Beer Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Blackberry Brandy Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Bourbon Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Brandy Shehakol Borei Nefashot Even though it is made from wine, since it is distilled, it becomes Shehakol.
Buttermilk Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Carbonated Soda Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Carbonated Water Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Champagne Hagafen Al Hagefen
Chocolate Milk Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cider Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cocktail Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cocoa Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Coffee Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cognac Shehakol Borei Nefashot Even though it is made from wine, since it is distilled, it becomes Shehakol.
Cola Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cranberry Juice Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Ginger Ale Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Grape Juice Hagafen Al Hagefen
Grape Wine Hagafen Al Hagefen
Grapefruit Juice Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Hot Chocolate Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Iced Coffee Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Iced Milk Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Iced Tea Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Lemon Juice Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Lemonade Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Lime Juice Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Limeade Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Liqueur Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Milk Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Orange Juice Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Pineapple Juice Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Prune Juice Shehakol Borei Nefashot Since most plums are no longer grown for the purpose of making juice the brocho is shehakol.
Raisin Wine Hagafen Al Hagefen
Root Beer Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Scotch Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Seltzer Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Soda (all flavors) Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Soda Water Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Tea Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Tomato Juice Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Water Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Whiskey Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Wine (grape) Hagafen Al Hagefen
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Dairy Foods
American Cheese Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Buttermilk Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cheese Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cheese Blintzes Mezonot Al Hamichya
Chocolate Milk Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cottage Cheese Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cream Cheese Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cream with Fruit See Comment Borei Nefashot If the fruit is the main part - Ha-eitz . If the cream is the main part - Shehakol.
Custard Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Farmer Cheese Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Ice Cream Shehakol Borei Nefashot Even if ice cream is eaten in a cone, only Shehakol is necessary, since the cone is eaten only because of the ice cream and is clearly subordinate to it. Its purpose is actually not so much to be eaten as to hold the ice cream and to prevent the hands from becoming soiled (see Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 212b; Mishnah Berurah 212:5; Kaf Hachaim 15). However, if you specifically use a sugar cone because you enjoy eating it, Mezonot must also be said before eating the cone.
Macaroni and Cheese Mezonot Al Hamichya
Malted Milk Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Milk Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Milkshake Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Pizza (Meal) Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon It is Pat Haba'ah B'kisnin. If two slices are eaten without other foods this would constitute a Keviat Seudah for an obligation of Birkat Hamazon. If pizza is eaten with other foods, such as french fries and salad, whatever amount of bread a person would usually eat at a similar meal with other foods would constitute Keviat Seudah of pizza even if less than two slices are eaten.
Pizza (Snack) Mezonot Al Hamichya
Shamenet Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Skim Milk Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Sour Cream or Milk Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Sweet Cream Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Swiss Cheese Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Welsh Rarebit Shehakol Borei Nefashot By itself. When eaten together with toast - Hamotzi is said followed by Birkat Hamazon.
Whipped Cream Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Yogurt Shehakol Borei Nefashot
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Desserts & Snacks
Almonds Sugar Coated Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot Since the sugar coating is subordinate to the almond, even if the amount of sugar is greater than the volume of the almond (Eliyahu Raba 204:17; P’ri Megadim, Mechaber 202:13).
Apple Sauce Shehakol Borei Nefashot Shehakol is to be said if the apples are totally pureed. This applies mostly to commercially available canned or bottled apple sauce. However, Ha-aytz applies for homemade apple sauce where the applesauce is chunky.
Baked Apple Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Banana Split - For the banana Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot Both brachot must be said because neither part of the food is subordinate to the other.
Banana Split - For the ice cream Shehakol Borei Nefashot Both brachot must be said because neither part of the food is subordinate to the other.
Boston Cream Pie Mezonot Al Hamichya
Candy (hard) Shehakol Borei Nefashot Borei Nefashot is only said if one eats a k’zayit within a kdei achillat pras (2-9 minutes) which usually is not the case.
Chocolate Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Chocolate Cream Pie Mezonot Al Hamichya Provided the flour is made of any of the Five Principal Species. Al Hamichya is only said if a k’zayit of flour was consumed within a kdei achillat pras (2-9 minutes).
Chocolate Fudge Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Coconut Cream Pie Mezonot Al Hamichya Provided the flour is made of any of the Five Principal Species. Al Hamichya is only said if a k’zayit of flour was consumed within a kdei achillat pras (2-9 minutes).
Corn Chips Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cotton Candy Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Custard Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Custard Pie Mezonot Al Hamichya Provided the flour is made of any of the Five Principal Species. Al Hamichya is only said if a k’zayit of flour was consumed within a kdei achillat pras (2-9 minutes).
Gelatin-type dessert Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Gum Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Gum Drops Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Halavah Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Honey Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Ice Cream Shehakol Borei Nefashot Even if ice cream is eaten on a cone, only Shehakol is necessary, since the cone is eaten only because of the ice cream and is clearly subordinate to it. Its purpose is actually not so much to be eaten as to hold the ice cream and to prevent the hands from becoming soiled (see Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 212b; Mishnah Berurah 212:5, Kaf Hachaim 15). However, if you specifically use a sugar cone because you enjoy eating it, Mezonot must also be said before eating the cone.
Ices Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Jam Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Jelly Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Ketchup Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Licorice Extract Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Licorice Root (natural) Shehakol Borei Nefashot Shehakol should be said (see Chayei Adam 51:15; Mishnah Berurah 202:76).
Licorice Stick Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Marshmallow Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Marzipan Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Milkshake Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Mints Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Napoleon Mezonot Al Hamichya
Peanut Butter Creamy or Chunky Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Hamotzi Birkat Hamazon
Pie Mezonot Al Hamichya As with all cakes, the dough is considered the primary ingredient and only Mezonot is necessary (Mishnah Berurah 212:1), even if there is less dough than pie filling, and even if the cake is eaten mainly because of the pie filling. However, to say an Al Hamichya one must eat a k'zayit of cake within a kdei achilat pras (2-9 minutes). Otherwise, one says a Borei Nefashot. On the other hand, if there is merely a thin strip of dough, which is intended just to help you handle all the pie filling, the dough becomes subordinate to the filling and only Ha-aytz need be said.
Popcorn Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot See Rav Moshe Feinstein, Sefer Torah V'hora'ah 12:13.
Potato Chips (if made from potato slices) Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Potato chips Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Pringles Shehakol Borei Nefashot Shehakol is said because pringles are made from dried potato flakes as opposed to regular potato chips which are made from thin potato slices.
Pudding Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Rice Pudding Mezonot Borei Nefashot
Rock Candy Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Sherbet Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Stewed Prunes Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Strawberry Shortcake Mezonot Al Hamichya
Strudel Mezonot Al Hamichya
Sugar Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Sundae Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Syrup Shehakol Borei Nefashot
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Fruits & Nuts
Almond Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Apple Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Apricot Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Avocado Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Banana Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Blackberry Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot (See Igrot Moshe, Orach Chaim 85). See OU Guide for Checking Fruits and Vegetables page 45.
Blueberry Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot See OU Guide for Checking Fruits and Vegetables page 46.
Cantaloupe Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Cashew Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Cherry Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Chestnut Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Clementine Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Coconut Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Cranberry Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot They grow from small bushes in a bog.
Currant Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Date Ha-aytz Al Ha-aytz
Etrog Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot If prepared in a tasty manner, since otherwise it is not good for consumption.
Fig Ha-aytz Al Haetz
Gooseberry Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Grape Ha-aytz Al Ha-aytz
Grapefruit Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Guava Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Hazel Nut Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Honeydew Melon Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Kiwi Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Mango Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Melon Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Nectarine Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Orange Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Orange Peel (even if candied) Shehakol Borei Nefashot (See Mishna Berura 202:39, Chazon Ish, Orach Chaim 33b)
Papaya Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Peach Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Peanut Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Pear Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Pecan Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Peel (of Fruits) Shehakol Borei Nefashot If part of fruit is attached to peel Ha-aytz is made.
Persimmon Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Pineapple Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Pistachio Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Plum Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Pomegranate Ha-aytz Al Ha-aytz
Prune Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Pumpkin Seed Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Quince Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Raisin Ha-aytz Al Ha-aytz
Raspberry Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot See OU Guide for Checking Fruits and Vegetables page 47.
Rhubarb Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Strawberry (both wild and cultivated) Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot (See Igrot Moshe, Orach Chaim 86). See OU Guide for Checking Fruits and Vegetables page 48.
Tangerine Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Walnut Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Watermelon Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
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Grains & Grain Products
Bran Flakes Mezonot Al Hamichya
Buckwheat (Kashe) Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot Buckwheat is not a kind of wheat, nor is it even one of the Five Principal Species. It is a legume. Therefore, neither Mezonot nor Hamotzi can be said over a product of buckwheat unless one of the Five Principal Species, such as wheat flour, even only in part, has been added to it. Thus, if you eat buckwheat alone, only Ha-adamah is said (see Igrot Moshe, Orach Chaim 65).
Buckwheat Muffins (with Flour of Five Principal Species) Mezonot Al Hamichya Al Hamichya if k'zayit of Five Principal Species flour eaten within a kdei achillat pras (2-9 minutes). Otherwise one says Borei Nefashot.
Buckwheat Muffins (without Flour of Five Principal Species) Shehakol Borei Nefashot Shehakol because buckwheat no longer has its original form.
Buckwheat Pancakes Mezonot Al Hamichya
Chowmein Mezonot Al Hamichya
Corn Grits (cooked) Shehakol Borei Nefashot Shehakol because the corn disintegrates and loses its shape. Does not contain wheat flour.
Dumpling Mezonot Al Hamichya
Farfel Mezonot Al Hamichya
Farina Mezonot Al Hamichya
Groats (see Buckwheat) Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Kashe (see Buckwheat) Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Kashe Varnishkes Mezonot Al Hamichya
Kishke Mezonot Al Hamichya Provided the ingredients include flour made of any of the Five Principal Species.
Kneidlach Mezonot Al Hamichya
Kreplach Mezonot Al Hamichya
Lokshen Mezonot Al Hamichya
Macaroni Mezonot Al Hamichya
Matza Ball Mezonot Al Hamichya
Matza Brei Mezonot Al Hamichya Provided that none of the pieces of matza is as large as a k'zayit (i.e., about one-third of a matza). If even one piece is that large, then Hamotzi is required.
Noodle Pudding Mezonot Al Hamichya
Noodles Mezonot Al Hamichya
Noodles for Pesach Shehakol Borei Nefashot Since they do not contain flour made from the Five Principal Species.
Oatmeal Mezonot Al Hamichya
Pancakes Mezonot Al Hamichya
Pasta Mezonot Al Hamichya
Porridge Mezonot Al Hamichya
Puffed Wheat Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot Igerot Moshe O.C. IV:45 says that either Ha-adamah or Mezonot may be recited.
Rice Mezonot Borei Nefashot
Spaghetti Mezonot Al Hamichya
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Meat, Fish, & Eggs
Beef Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Beef Stew Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Bologna Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Carp Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Chicken Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Chicken Fricassee Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Chicken Salad Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Chili Con Carne Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Chopped Liver Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Corned Beef Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Derma (Stuffed Kishke) Mezonot Al Hamichya Since the ingredients include flour made from one or more of the Five Principal Species.
Duck Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Egg Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Egg Salad Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Fish Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Fishcake, Fishstick Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Frankfurter (without bun) Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Gefilte Fish Shehakol Borei Nefashot Although gefilte fish may be prepared with bread crumbs or matza flour, their purpose is just to hold the ground fish and other ingredients together. Thus, only Shehakol need be said. (See also Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 208b, and Mishnah Berurah 208:8).
Hamburger (without bun) Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Herring Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Hotdog (without bun) Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Knish with Meat Mezonot Al Hamichya Provided the ingredients include flour made with one of the Five Principal Species. However, to say an Al Hamichya one must eat a k'zayit of dough within a kdei achilat pras (2-9 minutes).
Lamb Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Lamb Chops, Stew Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Liver Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Liverwurst Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Lox Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Meat Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Meatballs Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Meatloaf Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Minced Meat Pie Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Mushroom Omelet Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Omelet Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Pastrami Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Pickled Herring Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Pot Roast Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Roast Beef Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Salami Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Salmon Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Sardines Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Scrambled Eggs Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Smoked Herring Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Smoked Salmon Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Spanish Omelet Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Steak Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Tongue Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Tuna Fish Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Tuna Fish Salad Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Turkey Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Veal Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Veal Cutlets Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Whitefish Shehakol Borei Nefashot
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Soups
Barley Soup Mezonot Al Hamichya To say an Al Hamichya one must eat a k'zayit of barley within a kdei achilat pras (2-9 minutes). Otherwise, one says a Borei Nefashot.
Bean Soup Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Borsht (with or without potato) Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Bouillon Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Broth Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cabbage Soup Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Chicken Soup (plain) Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Chicken Soup (with kneidlach or noodles) Mezonot + Shehakol Al Hamichya & Borei Nefashot Al Hamichya on the kneidlach and Borei Nefashot on the soup
Consommé Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Corn Soup Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Fruit Soup (If made with fruit requiring Ha-aytz ) Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Fruit Soup (if made with fruit requiring Ha-adamah ) Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Lentil Soup Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Mushroom Soup Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Mushroom and Barley Soup Mezonot Al Hamichya To say an Al Hamichya one must eat a k'zayit of barley within a kdei achilat pras (2-9 minutes). Otherwise, one says a Borei Nefashot.
Noodle Soup Mezonot Al Hamichya
Onion Soup Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Pea Soup Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Rice Soup Mezonot Borei Nefashot
Tomato Rice Soup See Comment Borei Nefashot If the main intention is the rice then one would say Mezonot, if one's main intention is the tomato, one would say Shehakol.
Tomato Soup Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Vegetable Soup Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
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Vegetables & Herbs
Arbes Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Artichoke Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Asparagus Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Aubergine Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Baked Beans Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Beans Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Beets Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Broccoli Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Brussel Sprouts Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Cabbage Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Carrots Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Cauliflower Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Celery Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Chickpeas Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Chives Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Cinnamon Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot (See Sefer Halacha 1:29a)
Cole Slaw Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Coriander Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Corn on the Cob Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot Indian corn, or maize (i.e., the type that grows on the cob) is not one of the Five Principal Species.
Cucumber Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Cucumber Salad Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Dill Pickle Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Edamame Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Eggplant Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Escarole Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
French Fried Potatoes Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Garlic See Comment Borei Nefashot If eaten raw or boiled- Shehakol. Fried in oil - Ha-adamah (Mishnah Berurah 205:7; Igrot Moshe, Orach Chaim I:64).
Gherkin Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Ginger, if raw or dry and candied Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Green Beans Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Green Pepper Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Hearts of Palm Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Kidney Beans Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Lentils (cooked) Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Lettuce Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Lima Beans Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Maize Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Mashed Potatoes Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Mushroom Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Mustard Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Nahit (chick peas) Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Nutmeg (ripe) Ha-aytz Borei Nefashot
Olive Ha-aytz Al Ha-aytz
Onion, only if fried Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Onion, raw See comment Borei Nefashot Red onions which are normally eaten raw - Ha-adamah. If the onion is normally fried to be eaten - Shehakol
Parsley Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Parsnip Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Peas Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Pickles Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Potato Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Potato Blintzes Mezonot Al Hamichya Provided the ingredients include flour made with one or more of the Five Principal Species.
Potato Knish Mezonot Al Hamichya Provided the ingredients include flour made with one or more of the Five Principal Species.
Potato Kugel (homemade) Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Potato Kugel (made from potato fllour) Shehakol Borei Nefashot Because the shape as well as the usual color of the potato has been changed.
Potato Latkes (from potato flour) Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Potato Latkes (from real potatoes) Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot If a substantial amount of flour of the Five Principal Species is used, Mezonot is required.
Potato Salad Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Potatoes, Instant Shehakol Borei Nefashot
Potatoes, Mashed Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Radish Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Salad, Vegetable Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Schav Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Soya Beans Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Spices Shehakol Borei Nefashot No bracha if inedible
Spinach Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Sprouts Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Squash Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
String Beans Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Sweet Potato Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Tomato Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Turnip Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Tzibeles (fried onions) Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Tzimmes Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot
Yam Ha-adamah Borei Nefashot