In which the Talmud again drives home just how different our eating habits are today than they were in the time of the Gemara. In an era of low-carb buzz and so much gluten avoidance, the discussion of establishing your meal on the presence of bread at it seems odd — treating non-bread items as if they are bread, perhaps even more so. Namely: Pat HaBa BeKisnin — for example, if you fill up on cakes and cookies and pretzels (snacks and desserts), you may not need to say Birkat HaMazon. Or you just might. Even though they’re not bread.
And: Yardaena has a question for all our listeners and co-learners, trying to make sense of a not-so-parallel parallel passage (Anne made a suggestion, but she’ll be the first to say she’d like a better one).
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