• September 26, 2021
  • 20 5782, Tishri
  • פרשת בראשית

Blessings on Bread & Cake

Blessings on Bread & Cake

Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores when is the blessing for bread (המוציא לחם מן הארץ) required and when do we say the blessing on cake (בורא מיני מזונות)? When is pizza considered like a pie (מזונות) and when is it considered like a piece of bread with topping (לחם)? What is the difference between true bread and “mezonot bread”? When eating matsa, Ashkenazim wash hands and say the blessing on bread (המוציא); Sefaradim say the blessing on cake or crackers (מזונות) when eating matsa. Why? How much cake must one eat for the cake to be considered a meal?

January 5, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blessings on Bread & Cake: Lesson 1
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We will begin by defining “cake,” “pie,” and “cookie” or “biscuits”, all of which call for the blessing “boreh minei mezonot.”

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January 12, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blessings on Bread & Cake: Lesson 2
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January 19, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blessings on Bread & Cake: Lesson 3
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January 26, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blessings on Bread & Cake: Lesson 4
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February 2, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blessings on Bread & Cake: Lesson 5
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February 9, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blessings on Bread & Cake: Lesson 6
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February 16, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blessings on Bread & Cake: Lesson 7
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February 23, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blessings on Bread & Cake: Lesson 8
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In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertᅠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.