DailyHalacha.com for Mobile Devices Now Available

Click Here to Sponsor Daily Halacha
"Delivered to Over 6000 Registered Recipients Each Day"

      
(File size: 674 KB)
Which Beracha Goes First: Boreh Peri Ha’adama or Ha’etz or Shehakol?

The general rule is that a more specific Beracha precedes a general Beracha. For example, the Shulhan Aruch (211:3) states that the Beracha of Ha’etz precedes the Beracha of Shehakol, since Ha’etz refers specifically to the fruit of the tree, whereas Shehakol literally means everything. In the same vein, Ha’adama, referring to vegetables, also preceded Shehakol.

There is a Hebrew acronym, known as "MaGA ESh"-which literally means "touching fire," but actually, it lists the proper sequence for reciting the various Berachot: Hamosi, Mezonot, Gefen, Etz, Adama and Shehakol.

Nevertheless, this rule of thumb is limited, as there are many exceptions to this list. Therefore, one must study the Halachot. For example, Maran (211:3) rules that there is no preferred order when deciding whether to recite the Beracha of Ha’etz or Ha’adama, whereas the "MaGA ESh" would require first reciting the Beracha of Ha’etz. Even though Maran also brings an opinion that it is preferred to first say the Ha’etz, that is not the Halacha.

SUMMARY
The Berachot Ha’etz and Ha’adama always precede the Beracha of Shehakol. There is no preferred order between the Beracha of Ha’etz and Ha’adama.

 


Recent Daily Halachot...
Ereb Yom Kippur – Immersing in a Mikveh; Wearing Gold Jewelry; Preparing the Home
Yom Kippur – Customs Relevant to the Musaf Prayer
Should Children Fast on Yom Kippur?
Yom Kippur- How Much Should a Sick Person Eat on Yom Kippur?
Yom Kippur: Lighting Candles
The Misva to Eat on Ereb Yom Kippur
Learning Torah on Yom Kippur Night
Yom Kippur – Guidelines for One Who Needs to Drink
Laws and Customs of Kapparot
Yom Kippur – Guidelines for Ill Patients Who Need to Eat
May the Kohanim Wash Their Hands for Birkat Kohanim on Yom Kippur?
Yom Kippur-Kohanim &Levi’im Washing Their Hands
Yom Kippur: The Prohibitions of Melacha, Eating and Drinking
Yom Kippur-Halachot of Eating and Smelling
Reciting the Beracha Over a Candle on Mosa'e Yom Kippur
Page of 240
3586 Halachot found