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Mezonot (mih-zoh-noht) — lit., Grain-based food; non-bread food made of one or more of the Five Grains, plus, sometimes, rice
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Borei Minei Mezonot: General Rules
Introduction to Borei Minei Mezonot
Say the fore-blessing borei minei mezonot on non-bread foods if:...
After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Changing Location: Bread or Mezonot
After-Blessings: Changing Location: Continuing To Eat Bread or Mezonot
Because bread or mezonot REQUIRES you to say an after-blessing at the...
Fore-Blessing: Bread-Like Foods
Fore-Blessing: Bread or Mezonot
To be halachically considered “bread,” the item must have...
Fore-Blessing: Bread-Like Foods
Fore-Blessing: Bread/Cakes of Rice Flour and Mezonot Flour
In a bread containing rice flour, if at least 20% of the flour is from...
Fore-Blessing: Bread-Like Foods
Fore-Blessing: Small Amount of Pizza/Other Bread-Like Mezonot
Situation You will eat less than 1.9 fl. oz . (56 ml) of pizza or...
Birkat HaMazon: How Much Food
Eating Enough Mezonot To Say Birkat HaMazon
Say birkat ha’mazon after eating mezonot...
Fore-Blessing: Which Grains: Non-Five Grains: Mezonot/Non-Mezonot Combinations
Fore-Blessing: Which Grains: Mezonot/Non-Mezonot Combinations: Ice Cream Cone
The fore-blessing for ice cream cones depends on which part you prefer...
Fore-Blessing: Which Grains: Non-Five Grains: Mezonot/Non-Mezonot Combinations
Fore-Blessing: Which Grains: Mezonot/Non-Mezonot Combinations: Pie
Normally, for a pie say: Fore-Blessing Fore-blessing of borei...
Fore-Blessing: Which Grains: Non-Five Grains: Mezonot/Non-Mezonot Combinations
Fore-Blessing: Which Grains: Mezonot/Non-Mezonot Combinations: Turkey with Bread Stuffing
Situation You will eat bread stuffing with turkey. The bread...
Fore-Blessings (Bracha Rishona): Priorities
Fore-Blessings (Bracha Rishona): Priorities
You must say the blessing which was designed to be said on each type of...
Fore-Blessings (Bracha Rishona): Priorities
Fore-Blessings (Bracha Rishona): Which Level To Say
In general, say the highest-level fore-blessing ( bracha rishona ) on...
Introduction to Shabbat: Meals
Introduction to Shabbat: Meals
Three Shabbat Meals We are required to eat three Shabbat meals, as...
Sukka: Being Inside
Sukka: Being Inside: Requirements
There is no requirement to be in a sukka except when eating bread or...
Borei Pri HaAdama: Which Foods: Specialty Foods
Borei Pri HaAdama: Salads
Say borei pri ha’adama on vegetable salad. Note The...
Fore-Blessing: Bread-Like Foods
Fore-Blessing: Bread/Cakes of Only Rice Flour
Bread or cakes made of only rice flour may not be used for any meal...
Fore-Blessing: Bread-Like Foods
Fore-Blessing: Bulgur Wheat/Tabouli
The fore-blessing on bulgur wheat (such as tabouli) is borei minei...
After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Levels
Levels of After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona)
Like fore-blessings, say the highest level of after-blessing ( bracha...
Sukka: Eating
Men: Eating Outside the Sukka
Bread: Men may not eat bread or a full meal outside the sukka during...
Sukka: Eating
Sukka: Eating: What To Eat
 There is no requirement to eat any food other than mezonot or...
Sukka: Eating
Women: Eating Outside the Sukka
Women and girls may eat bread or mezonot outside of a sukka . ...
After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Changing Location: Traveling
After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Changing Location: Did Not Intend To Continue Eating
Situation You did not, at the time you said the fore-blessing, intend...
HaMotzi: Which Foods HaMotzi Covers
Desserts that HaMotzi Does Not Cover
Non- mezonot dessert foods (which often have a sweet taste) are not...
After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Minimum Measurements
Introduction to After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Minimum Measurements
To say any after-blessing/ bracha achrona ( al ha’michya , al...
Sukka: Blessings
Sukka: Blessings: When To Say
Do not say the blessing leisheiv ba’sukka except when you will...
Sukka: Blessings
Sukkot: When To Say Leisheiv BaSukka
When you sit down in a sukka, only say the blessing leisheiv...
HaMotzi: Which Foods HaMotzi Covers
Which Foods HaMotzi Covers
Ha’motzi always covers all food eaten as part of a meal, except...
Borei Minei Mezonot: Intended as Meal or Snack
Fore-Blessing: Bread Sticks
Bread sticks are intended to be eaten as a snack, so say borei minei...
Borei Minei Mezonot: Intended as Meal or Snack
Fore-Blessing: Bread-Like Crackers
Fore-blessing for Ryvita and other bread-like crackers :...
Borei Minei Mezonot: Intended as Meal or Snack
Fore-Blessing: Crackers
Over crackers, say the fore-blessing borei minei mezonot...
Sukka: Sleeping
Sukkot: Sleeping at Someone Else's House
If you sleep at another person's house or sukka during Sukkot ,...
After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Correspondence with Fore-Blessings (Bracha Rishona)
Correspondence between Fore- and After-Blessings
There is no essential connection between fore-blessings and...
Fore-Blessing (Bracha Rishona): Identifiable Produce
Which Fore-Blessing (Bracha Rishona) on Identifiable Produce
Say borei pri ha’eitz or borei pri ha’adama for...
After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Incorrect
Correct After-Blessing after Incorrect After-Blessing
Situation You ate or drank mezonot , wine, grape juice, or any of...
After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Incorrect
Correct After-Blessing after Incorrect Fore-Blessing
Situation You said an incorrect or too-general...
After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Incomplete
Incomplete After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona)
You must repeat the after-blessing for mezonot , wine/grape juice, or...
After-Blessings (Bracha Achrona): Sequential
After-Blessings If Snack, then New Meal
If you said a fore-blessing and ate a snack, but then decided to eat...
Fore-Blessing (Bracha Rishona): Changing Location
Fore-Blessing (Bracha Rishona): Changing Location
The fore-blessing (bracha rishona) must be said where you eat. ...
SheHakol: Which Foods
SheHakol: Which Foods: General Rule
Say she’hakol, the most general blessing, over any food or drink...
SheHakol: Which Foods
SheHakol: Which Foods: Mistaken SheHakol
She’hakol  may theoretically apply to many foods,...
General Rules of Fore-Blessings (Bracha Rishona): Food Mixtures
Fore-Blessing (Bracha Rishona) over Cholent
Cholent blessing (if the cholent is not eaten as part of a meal)...
Fore-Blessings: Mixtures with Rice
Fore-Blessings: Stuffed Grape Leaves
If grape leaves are stuffed with rice, say borei minei mezonot .
Fore-Blessings: Mixtures with Rice
Fore-Blessings: Sushi
Say the fore-blessing borei minei mezonot over sushi, since the rice...
Al HaMichya: Type and Volume of Foods
Al HaMichya: Eating Enough Pie To Say
Say al ha’michya if you ate a total volume of crust + filling...
Al HaMichya: Type and Volume of Foods
Al HaMichya: Or Birkat HaMazon
Say birkat ha’mazon instead of a l ha’michya if...
Al HaMichya: Doubt
Al HaMichya: Doubt If 72 Minutes Have Passed
Situation You ate some mezonot. It might be more than 72 minutes...
Al HaMichya: Doubt
Al HaMichya: Doubt If You Said
Don’t say al ha’michya after eating mezonot if you are...
Borei Nefashot: Type and Volume of Foods
Borei Nefashot: Minimum Requirements
Say borei nefashot after: Eating at least 1.3 fl. oz. (39...
Blessings: Doubt (Safek) Whether You Said
If Doubt Whether You Said a Blessing (except for Birkat HaMazon)
If you are not sure if you said ANY blessing in ANY category,...
Jewish Festivals: Eating Before
Appetite for Jewish Festival Dinner
Do not eat a full meal (meaning, do not eat bread or a lot of mezonot )...
Jewish Festivals: Shacharit: Eating Before
Eating before Jewish Festival Midday
As on Shabbat , don’t fast on Jewish festivals (except Yom...
Jewish Festivals: Shacharit: Eating Before
Eating before Making Jewish Festival Kiddush
As on Shabbat , you may eat non- mezonot and non-bread food before...
Jewish Festivals: Shacharit: Eating After
Eating Only after Jewish Festival Kiddush
As on Shabbat , once you have said the amida of Jewish festival...
Introduction to Jewish Festivals: Meals
Introduction to Jewish Festival "Eating a Meal" Requirements
We are required to eat two meals on Jewish festivals , each preceded...
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
To fulfill the two requirements for Jewish festival evening kiddush...
Jewish Festivals: Two Loaves (Lechem Mishneh): How Much May Be Missing
How Much Challa May Be Missing
Less than 1/48th missing is still considered a whole loaf. So if you...
Jewish Festivals: Daytime Kiddush
Jewish Festivals: Daytime Kiddush
To fulfill the two requirements for Jewish festival daytime kiddush...
Jewish Festivals: Second Meal
How To Fulfill Eating Jewish Festival Second Meal
You must eat a second meal on Jewish festival (or Shabbat ) day...
Sukka: Overhangs
Sukka: Overhangs: Women and Children
Women and children of either gender may sit under an invalidated...
Passover: Chol HaMoed and Ending Day(s): Blessings for Matza Brei
Matza Brei Blessing
The blessing on matza brei is mezonot, as long as the pieces of...
Shabbat: Kiddush: Requirements
To fulfill kiddush requirements of “establishing a meal,”...
Shabbat: Eating Before
Appetite for Shabbat Dinner
Do not eat a full meal (any bread or a lot of mezonot ) after...
Shabbat: Two Loaves (Lechem Mishneh): Whole Loaves
How Much Challa May Be Missing
Less than 1/48th missing is still considered a whole loaf. So if you...
Shabbat: Dinner: How To Do Kiddush
How To Do Shabbat Evening Kiddush
To fulfill the two requirements for Shabbat evening kiddush :...
Eating before Shabbat Shacharit
Eating before Making Shabbat Kiddush
You may eat non- mezonot and non-bread food before praying Shabbat...
Eating after Shabbat Shacharit
Eating before Shabbat Midday
Don’t fast on Shabbat (except Yom Kippur !) past halachic...
Eating after Shabbat Shacharit
Eating Only after Fulfilling Shabbat Kiddush Requirements
Once you have said the amida of Shabbat shacharit , you may not eat...
Shabbat: Lunch: How To Do Kiddush
How To Do Shabbat Daytime Kiddush
There are two requirements for  Shabbat  daytime...
Fore-Blessing: Cooked Dough
Fore-Blessing: Cooked Dough/Pasta
Bread must be baked in order to say ha’motzi on it ; dough...
Fore-Blessing: Fried Bread Batter
Fore-Blessing: French Toast
See Bread/Mezonot: Mixtures with Other Foods .
Fore-Blessing: Raw or Cooked Grains
Fore-Blessing: Raw or Cooked Grains: Granola
On granola, since it is cooked (baked), say  borei...
Fore-Blessing: Raw or Cooked Grains
Fore-Blessing: Raw or Cooked Grains: Granola Bars
On granola bars, say  borei minei   mezonot ...
Fore-Blessing: Raw or Cooked Grains
Fore-Blessing: Raw or Cooked Grains: Porridge/Oatmeal
If oatmeal is porridge, say borei minei mezonot (after-blessing,...
Fore-Blessing: Which Grains: Non-Five Grains: In Whole or In Part
Fore-Blessing: Which Grains: Non-Five Grains: In Whole or In Part
Say the fore-blessing borei pri ha’adama (not borei minei...
Fore-Blessing: Which Grains: Non-Five Grains: In Whole or In Part
Fore-Blessing: Which Grains: Non-Five Grains: Rice
Rice (including rice bread and rice pasta) gets the fore-blessing...
Fore-Blessing: Which Grains: Non-Five Grains: In Whole or In Part
Fore-Blessing: Which Grains: Non-Five Grains: Tortillas
For corn tortillas (most tortillas are corn tortillas), say the...
Fore-Blessings (Bracha Rishona): Mixtures with Five Grains: Containing Bread/Mezonot
Introduction to Food Fore-Blessings (Bracha Rishona): The Five Grains
Bread or Mezonot: Intended Use Whether a food made of the ...

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