Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Beracha of Hanoten Reah Tov Bapeirot

The Beracha of Hanoten Reah Tov Bapeirot
Day: Wednesday
Date: July 20, 2016
Parshat: Balak
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 216

One who enjoys the smell of an edible fruit, such as an etrog or an orange says the beracha of "hanoten reah tov bapeirot" before smelling it. This is true even if after saying the beracha and smelling the fruit he will then say another beracha and eat it. However, if one picked up the fruit and only intended to eat it he may not change his mind and decide to say a beracha and smell it instead. There are some people who refrain from saying this beracha since there is a disagreement over the exact wording of the beracha. However out custom is to say the text mentioned above.

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