Monday, September 5, 2011

The berachah on pat haba'ah b'kisnin if one changes his mind


One who begins a meal of pat haba'ah b'kisnin planning to eat a full meal recites the berachah of hamotzi before eating.

If one intended to eat a full meal, recited hamotzi, began eating, and then decided to eat less, turning the meal into a snack, his original hamotzi suffices; he does not now recite a borei minei mezonot.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 2:54)

[Rav Moshe does not discuss whether a berachah would be necessary for other items, such as beverages, consumed with that pat haba'ah b'kisnin. I am uncertain.]

Have a great day,


  1. Good morning,
    In this case what B'racha acharona would one say?

  2. Michael-
    That's a really good question. Rav Moshe doesn't say, and I'm not at all certain.