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What kind of bracha maker are you?

1) The before but not after: Let’s face it. Sometimes you eat, but you never seem to remember the bracha achrona. Can it be because the after brachos are only optional as other mitzvos like shomer negia, the “other 4” fasts, and giving tzedaka? Sometimes you’ll say the borei nefashos because it’s so short, but who the hell has al hamichya memorized (and doesn’t veer off into Rachem in Bircas Hamazon)? Maybe you’re in class, on the bus, or driving, but saying the bracha achrona is as rare as a motzei pesach where every pizza shop is EMPTY. Read the rest of this entry