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Birkat HaMazon has full and short versions similar to Hallel and Half Hallel. For Half Hallel, entire verses 115:1-11 and 116:1-11 are eliminated. However, for Birkat HaMazon short version, parts of verses are eliminated, not entire verses. Why did they eliminate partial verses (i.e., words within verses) rather than entire verses? How did they decide what to eliminate in Birkat HaMazon? It makes it very difficult to compare the full vs the short versions.
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Question
If I eat a fruit and say the blessing (“borei pri ha’etz”) for eating fruit, and than open the fridge and decide to eat a different type of fruit, and a few minutes later I choose to eat a third type of fruit: Do I need to say the blessing again before eating each fruit?
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