Mishnah/Seder Zeraim/Tractate Berakhot/Chapter 6/4
Seder Zeraim, Tractate Berakhot: Chapter 6, Mishnah 4
The Mishnah now turns to discuss a very obvious question: What does one say if he or she is going to consume different types of food together? The halakha holds that one blessing will suffice for all of the food present, and the blessing that is said can be for any of the foods present.
- היו לפניו מינים הרבה –
- רבי יהודה אומר:
- אם יש ביניהם ממין שבעה – מברך עליו.
- וחכמים אומרים:
- מברך על איזה מהם שירצה.
- If one has before him many different things:
- Rabbi Yehudah says:
- If there is among them one of the seven species – Bless for that one.
- But the Sages say:
- Bless for whichever he desires.
Many different things: That is, many different kinds of food.
Seven species: The seven species are wheat, barley, grape, fig, pomegranate, olive and dates (Devarim 8:8).
Bless for that one: That is, bless for the food of the seven species that is present
Bless for whichever he desires: The Sages hold that one should bless for whichever food he desires that is present. The halakha follows their view.