Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mitzvah #36 - Grace after meals

It's a Mitzva to say Birkat HaMazon after eating bread and being sated.

Before eating one obviously has to make a blessing; if one has to bless when sated, all the more so when still hungry.

Applies everywhere, always, to men, and maybe also to women.

By Rabbinic decree it's a Mitzva for everybody to say Birkat HaMazon even after eating a Kezayit (olive's worth) of bread.

Pasuk: "and you shall eat, be sated and bless" (Devorim 8:10)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 13

- Danny
Tuesday, 7 Kislev 5770

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