What bracha do I make on cookies made out of 100% whole rye flour?

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What bracha do I make on cookies made out of 100% whole rye flour? Answer According to the Talmud Yerushalmi and the Rambam (Hilchoth Bikkurim, Chapter 6, halacha 1 & Hilchoth Hametz Umaatzah, Chapter 5, halacha 1) rye is not one of the chamesheth haminim (the five grains) and is therefore considered to be a kitnith (legume). The Rambam differs from Rashi on this point. Since rye is a kitnith one says the bracha "shehakol nihiye bidvaro" and as a bracha acharonah one says "borei nefashoth". (Rambam, Hilchoth Brachoth, Chapter 3, halacha 10.)


Monday, 15 December 2008


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