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If one eats jam by itself during a bread seuda, should he say a blessing on it?

Question:

If one eats jam by itself during a bread seuda, should he say a blessing on it?

Answer:

No. It is considered part of the meal since it is meant to be eaten with bread. Similar to when we eat chicken during the meal and we don’t say a new bracha even if we don’t actually eat it with bread.

Sources:

O:CH 177-1

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2 Comments

  1. How is it different from eating a candy, which clearly requires a bracha during the seuda?

    He is not eating the jam for satiation, but rather because he wants something sweet/ for pleasure (the same as one who eats a candy or ice cream is not eating it for satiation, but rather for pleasure).

    1. a candy is a food that is not eaten at a meal, jam is. If t will be eaten after the meal as a dessert, then it would be differant.

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