Blessing Guide

Blessing Guide

What is the purpose of eating? To sustain our bodies so that we can work, play and interact with our fellow man with energy and intelligence.

Making a blessing over food before it is eaten interweaves the above daily activities with a spiritual awareness that the true source of our sustenance comes from G-d.

The Sages thus ordained that one should not derive benefit from our food without first reciting a blessing. We make different blessings for different food types before eating, and after-blessings when the repast is complete.

 

Baked Goods
Angel Food CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
Almond CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
Apple CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
Apple StrudelMezonotAl Hamichya
Apple TurnoverMezonotAl Hamichya
Banana CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
BagguetteHamotziBirkat Hamazon
BagelHamotziBirkat Hamazon
BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
BrowniesMezonotAl Hamichya
Bun (Bread)HamotziBirkat Hamazon
Bun (Cake)MezonotAl Hamichya
Butter CookiesMezonotAl Hamichya
CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
Cheese CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
Cheese DanishMezonotAl Hamichya
Cherry Pie or CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
Chocolate ÉclairMezonotAl Hamichya
Chocolate CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
Chocolate DanishMezonotAl Hamichya
Coffee CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
CookiesMezonotAl Hamichya
Corn BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Corn Muffin (no wheat)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
Corn Muffin (with wheat)MezonotAl Hamichya
Cracked Wheat BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
CrackersMezonotAl Hamichya
CupcakeMezonotAl Hamichya
DanishMezonotAl Hamichya
Date BreadMezonotAl Hamichya
Devil’s Food CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
DoughnutMezonotAl Hamichya
English MuffinHamotziBirkat Hamazon
ÉclairMezonotAl Hamichya
Ezekiel BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
French BaguetteHamotziBirkat Hamazon
French BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
French ToastHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Fruit CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
Garlic BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Ginger BreadMezonotAl Hamichya
Graham CrackersMezonotAl Hamichya
Griddle CakesMezonotAl Hamichya
HamantaschenMezonotAl Hamichya
Hamburger BunsHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Honey CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
Hot Dog BunsHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Italian BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
KnishMezonotAl Hamichya
Kugel – Made from RiceMezonotBorei Nefashot
Kugel – made from potatoes or vegetablesHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Kugel Made- from chalah or lokshenMezonotAl Hamichya
Lokshen KugelMezonotAl Hamichya
MacaronsShehakolBorei Nefashot
MacaroonShehakolBorei Nefashot
MatzaHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Melba ToastHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Mezonot Bread or RollHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Mince PieMezonotAl Hamichya
MuffinMezonotAl Hamichya
NapoleonMezonotAl Hamichya
Onion Bread or RollHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Onion CrackersMezonotAl Hamichya
PastryMezonotAl Hamichya
Peach PieMezonotAl Hamichya
PieMezonotAl Hamichya
PiecrustMezonotAl Hamichya
Plum PieMezonotAl Hamichya
Pound CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
PretzelsMezonotAl Hamichya
Pumpernickel BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Pumpkin PieMezonotAl Hamichya
Raisin BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Raisin CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
Rice KugelMezonotBorei Nefashot
RollHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Rye BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Sandwich (bread)HamotziBirkat Hamazon
Soft PretzelsHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Sponge CakeMezonotAl Hamichya
Strawberry ShortcakeMezonotAl Hamichya
StrudelMezonotAl Hamichya
Toast (bread)HamotziBirkat Hamazon
TortillaShehakolBorei Nefashot
WaffleMezonotAl Hamichya
Wheat BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Wheat CakesMezonotAl Hamichya
White BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Whole Wheat BagelHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Whole Wheat BreadHamotziBirkat Hamazon
WrapsHamotziBirkat Hamazon
ZwiebackHamotziBirkat Hamazon
Beverages
Alcoholic Beverages (except grape wine)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
AleShehakolBorei Nefashot
Apple Juice/CiderShehakolBorei Nefashot
BeerShehakolBorei Nefashot
Blackberry BrandyShehakolBorei Nefashot
BourbonShehakolBorei Nefashot
BrandyShehakolBorei Nefashot
ButtermilkShehakolBorei Nefashot
Carbonated SodaShehakolBorei Nefashot
Carbonated WaterShehakolBorei Nefashot
ChampagneHagafenAl Hagefen
Chocolate MilkShehakolBorei Nefashot
CiderShehakolBorei Nefashot
CocktailShehakolBorei Nefashot
CocoaShehakolBorei Nefashot
CoffeeShehakolBorei Nefashot
CognacShehakolBorei Nefashot
ColaShehakolBorei Nefashot
Cranberry JuiceShehakolBorei Nefashot
Ginger AleShehakolBorei Nefashot
Grape JuiceHagafenAl Hagefen
Grape WineHagafenAl Hagefen
Grapefruit JuiceShehakolBorei Nefashot
Hot ChocolateShehakolBorei Nefashot
Iced CoffeeShehakolBorei Nefashot
Iced MilkShehakolBorei Nefashot
Iced TeaShehakolBorei Nefashot
Lemon JuiceShehakolBorei Nefashot
LemonadeShehakolBorei Nefashot
Lime JuiceShehakolBorei Nefashot
LimeadeShehakolBorei Nefashot
LiqueurShehakolBorei Nefashot
MilkShehakolBorei Nefashot
Orange JuiceShehakolBorei Nefashot
Pineapple JuiceShehakolBorei Nefashot
Prune JuiceShehakolBorei Nefashot
Raisin WineHagafenAl Hagefen
Root BeerShehakolBorei Nefashot
RumShehakolBoerei Nefashot
ScotchShehakolBorei Nefashot
SeltzerShehakolBorei Nefashot
SlushShehakolBorei Nefashot
SlurpeeShehakolBorei Nefashot
Soda (all flavors)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
Soda WaterShehakolBorei Nefashot
TeaShehakolBorei Nefashot
Tomato JuiceShehakolBorei Nefashot
VodkaShehakolBoerei Nefashot
WaterShehakolBorei Nefashot
WhiskeyShehakolBorei Nefashot
Wine (grape)HagafenAl Hagefen
Dairy Foods
American CheeseShehakolBorei Nefashot
ButterShehakolBorei Nefashot
ButtermilkShehakolBorei Nefashot
CheeseShehakolBorei Nefashot
Cheese BlintzesMezonotAl Hamichya
Chocolate MilkShehakolBorei Nefashot
Cottage CheeseShehakolBorei Nefashot
Cream CheeseShehakolBorei Nefashot
Cream with FruitSee CommentBorei Nefashot
CustardShehakolBorei Nefashot
Farmer CheeseShehakolBorei Nefashot
Goat CheeseShehakolBorei Nefashot
Goat MilkShehakolBorei Nefashot
Ice CreamShehakolBorei Nefashot
Macaroni and CheeseMezonotAl Hamichya
Malted MilkShehakolBorei Nefashot
MilkShehakolBorei Nefashot
MilkshakeShehakolBorei Nefashot
Pizza (Meal)HamotziBirkat Hamazon
Pizza (Snack)MezonotAl Hamichya
ShamenetShehakolBorei Nefashot
Skim MilkShehakolBorei Nefashot
Sour Cream or MilkShehakolBorei Nefashot
Sweet CreamShehakolBorei Nefashot
Swiss CheeseShehakolBorei Nefashot
Vegetable Cream CheeseShehakolBorei Nefashot
Welsh RarebitShehakolBorei Nefashot
Whipped CreamShehakolBorei Nefashot
YogurtShehakolBorei Nefashot
Desserts & Snacks
Almonds Sugar CoatedHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
Apple SauceShehakolBorei Nefashot
Baked AppleHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
Banana Split – For the bananaHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Banana Split – For the ice creamShehakolBorei Nefashot
Boston Cream PieMezonotAl Hamichya
Candy (hard)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
ChocolateShehakolBorei Nefashot
Chocolate Cream PieMezonotAl Hamichya
Chocolate FudgeShehakolBorei Nefashot
Coconut Cream PieMezonotAl Hamichya
Corn ChipsShehakolBorei Nefashot
Cotton CandyShehakolBorei Nefashot
CustardShehakolBorei Nefashot
Custard PieMezonotAl Hamichya
Gelatin-type dessertShehakolBorei Nefashot
GumShehakolBorei Nefashot
Gum DropsShehakolBorei Nefashot
HalavahShehakolBorei Nefashot
HoneyShehakolBorei Nefashot
Honey CandyShehakolBorei Nefashot
Ice CreamShehakolBorei Nefashot
IcesShehakolBorei Nefashot
JamShehakolBorei Nefashot
JellyShehakolBorei Nefashot
KetchupShehakolBorei Nefashot
Licorice ExtractShehakolBorei Nefashot
Licorice Root (natural)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
Licorice StickShehakolBorei Nefashot
MarshmallowShehakolBorei Nefashot
MarzipanShehakolBorei Nefashot
MilkshakeShehakolBorei Nefashot
MintsShehakolBorei Nefashot
NapoleonMezonotAl Hamichya
Peanut Butter Creamy or ChunkyShehakolBorei Nefashot
Peanut Butter and Jelly SandwichHamotziBirkat Hamazon
PieMezonotAl Hamichya
PopcornHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Potato ChipsHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
PringlesHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
PuddingShehakolBorei Nefashot
Rice PuddingMezonotBorei Nefashot
Rock CandyShehakolBorei Nefashot
SherbetShehakolBorei Nefashot
Stewed PrunesHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
Strawberry ShortcakeMezonotAl Hamichya
StrudelMezonotAl Hamichya
SugarShehakolBorei Nefashot
SundaeShehakolBorei Nefashot
SyrupShehakolBorei Nefashot
Fruits & Nuts
AlmondHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
AppleHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
ApricotHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
AvocadoHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
BananaHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
BlackberryHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
BlueberryHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
CantaloupeHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
CashewHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
CherryHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
ChestnutHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
ClementineHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
CoconutHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
CranberryHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
CurrantHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
DateHa-aytzAl Ha-aytz
EtrogHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
FigHa-aytzAl Haetz
GooseberryHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
GrapeHa-aytzAl Ha-aytz
GrapefruitHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
GuavaHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
Hazel NutHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
Honeydew MelonHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
KiwiHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
MangoHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
MelonHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
NectarineHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
OrangeHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
Orange Peel (even if candied)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
PapayaHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
PeachHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
PeanutHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
PearHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
PecanHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
Peel (of Fruits)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
PersimmonHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
PineappleHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
PistachioHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
PlumHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
PomegranateHa-aytzAl Ha-aytz
PruneHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
Pumpkin SeedHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
QuinceHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
RaisinHa-aytzAl Ha-aytz
RaspberryHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
RhubarbHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Strawberry (both wild and cultivated)Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
TangerineHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
WalnutHa-aytzBorei Nefashot
WatermelonHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Grains & Grain Products
Bran FlakesMezonotAl Hamichya
Buckwheat (Kashe)Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
Buckwheat Muffins (with Flour of Five Principal Species)MezonotAl Hamichya
Buckwheat Muffins (without Flour of Five Principal Species)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
Buckwheat PancakesMezonotAl Hamichya
ChowmeinMezonotAl Hamichya
Corn Grits (cooked)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
DumplingMezonotAl Hamichya
FarfelMezonotAl Hamichya
FarinaMezonotAl Hamichya
Groats (see Buckwheat)Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
Kashe (see Buckwheat)Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
Kashe VarnishkesMezonotAl Hamichya
KishkeMezonotAl Hamichya
KneidlachMezonotAl Hamichya
KreplachMezonotAl Hamichya
LokshenMezonotAl Hamichya
MacaroniMezonotAl Hamichya
Matza BallMezonotAl Hamichya
Matza BreiMezonotAl Hamichya
Noodle PuddingMezonotAl Hamichya
NoodlesMezonotAl Hamichya
Noodles for PesachShehakolBorei Nefashot
OatmealMezonotAl Hamichya
PancakesMezonotAl Hamichya
PastaMezonotAl Hamichya
PorridgeMezonotAl Hamichya
Puffed WheatHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
QuinoaHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
RiceMezonotBorei Nefashot
SpaghettiMezonotAl Hamichya
Meat, Fish, & Eggs
BeefShehakolBorei Nefashot
Beef StewShehakolBorei Nefashot
BolognaShehakolBorei Nefashot
CarpShehakolBorei Nefashot
ChickenShehakolBorei Nefashot
Chicken FricasseeShehakolBorei Nefashot
Chicken SaladShehakolBorei Nefashot
Chili Con CarneShehakolBorei Nefashot
Chopped LiverShehakolBorei Nefashot
Corned BeefShehakolBorei Nefashot
Derma (Stuffed Kishke)MezonotAl Hamichya
DuckShehakolBorei Nefashot
EggShehakolBorei Nefashot
Egg SaladShehakolBorei Nefashot
FishShehakolBorei Nefashot
Fishcake, FishstickShehakolBorei Nefashot
Frankfurter (without bun)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
Gefilte FishShehakolBorei Nefashot
Hamburger (without bun)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
HerringShehakolBorei Nefashot
Hotdog (without bun)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
Knish with MeatMezonotAl Hamichya
LambShehakolBorei Nefashot
Lamb Chops, StewShehakolBorei Nefashot
LiverShehakolBorei Nefashot
LiverwurstShehakolBorei Nefashot
LoxShehakolBorei Nefashot
MeatShehakolBorei Nefashot
MeatballsShehakolBorei Nefashot
MeatloafShehakolBorei Nefashot
Minced Meat PieShehakolBorei Nefashot
Mushroom OmeletShehakolBorei Nefashot
OmeletShehakolBorei Nefashot
PastramiShehakolBorei Nefashot
Pickled HerringShehakolBorei Nefashot
Pot RoastShehakolBorei Nefashot
Roast BeefShehakolBorei Nefashot
SalamiShehakolBorei Nefashot
SalmonShehakolBorei Nefashot
SardinesShehakolBorei Nefashot
Scrambled EggsShehakolBorei Nefashot
Smoked HerringShehakolBorei Nefashot
Smoked SalmonShehakolBorei Nefashot
Spanish OmeletShehakolBorei Nefashot
SteakShehakolBorei Nefashot
TongueShehakolBorei Nefashot
Tuna FishShehakolBorei Nefashot
Tuna Fish SaladShehakolBorei Nefashot
TurkeyShehakolBorei Nefashot
VealShehakolBorei Nefashot
Veal CutletsShehakolBorei Nefashot
WhitefishShehakolBorei Nefashot
Soups
Barley SoupMezonotAl Hamichya
Bean SoupHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Borsht (with or without potato)Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
BouillonShehakolBorei Nefashot
BrothShehakolBorei Nefashot
Cabbage SoupHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Chicken Soup (plain)ShehakolBorei Nefashot
Chicken Soup (with kneidlach or noodles)Mezonot + ShehakolAl Hamichya & Borei Nefashot
ConsomméShehakolBorei Nefashot
Corn SoupHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Fruit Soup (If made with fruit requiring Ha-aytz )Ha-aytzBorei Nefashot
Fruit Soup (if made with fruit requiring Ha-adamah )Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
Lentil SoupHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Mushroom SoupShehakolBorei Nefashot
Mushroom and Barley SoupMezonotAl Hamichya
Noodle SoupMezonotAl Hamichya
Onion SoupHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Pea SoupHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Rice SoupMezonotBorei Nefashot
Tomato Rice SoupSee CommentBorei Nefashot
Tomato SoupHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Vegetable SoupHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Vegetables & Herbs
ArbesHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
ArtichokeHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
AsparagusHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
AubergineHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Baked BeansHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
BeansHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
BeetsHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
BroccoliHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Brussel SproutsHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
CabbageHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
CarrotsHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
CauliflowerHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
CeleryHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
ChickpeasHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
ChivesShehakolBorei Nefashot
CinnamonHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Cole SlawHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
CorianderShehakolBorei Nefashot
Corn on the CobHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
CucumberHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Cucumber SaladHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Dill PickleHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
EdamameHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
EggplantHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
EscaroleHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
French Fried PotatoesHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
GarlicSee CommentBorei Nefashot
GherkinHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Ginger, if raw or dry and candiedHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Green BeansHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Green PepperHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Hearts of PalmHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Kidney BeansHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Lentils (cooked)Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
LettuceHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Lima BeansHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
MaizeHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Mashed PotatoesHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
MushroomShehakolBorei Nefashot
MustardShehakolBorei Nefashot
Nahit (chick peas)Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
Nutmeg (ripe)Ha-aytzBorei Nefashot
OliveHa-aytzAl Ha-aytz
Onion, only if friedHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Onion, rawSee commentBorei Nefashot
ParsleyShehakolBorei Nefashot
ParsnipHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
PeasHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
PicklesHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
PotatoHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Potato BlintzesMezonotAl Hamichya
Potato KnishMezonotAl Hamichya
Potato Kugel (homemade)Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
Potato Kugel (made from potato flour)Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
Potato Latkes (from potato flour)Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
Potato Latkes (from real potatoes)Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
Potato SaladHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Potatoes, InstantHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Potatoes, MashedHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
RadishHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Salad, VegetableHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
SchavHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Soya BeansHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
SpicesShehakolBorei Nefashot
SpinachHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
SproutsHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
SquashHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
String BeansHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Sweet PotatoHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
TomatoHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
TurnipHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
Tzibeles (fried onions)Ha-adamahBorei Nefashot
TzimmesHa-adamahBorei Nefashot
YamHa-adamahBorei Nefashot