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Author:  Yakov
E-mail:  jkrief@na2.us.ml.com
Date:  5/15/2003 12:05:00 PM
Subject:  Hamotzi versus Mezonot
Message:  Kavod Harav:

According to Sephardic tradition, if one is to eat a bread-like, for example a bagel or roll made primarily with ingredients other than water, does one wash hands and make a Hamotzi or is it mezonot?

On those products that are mezonot, what is the rule should one be Koveah Seudah with that item, for example, the bagel?

Todah Rabah.
Reply:  It doesn't go by tradition, but rather by society at large. Items eaten as a bread are Hamotzie, including bagels, rolls, pizza, and Matzah. Crackers, and the like, cake, cookies etc are all Mezonot.

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