If one tastes some food or drink purely for the purpose of tasting, and not for enjoyment, is he required to recite a Bracha? This issue is subject to a debate among the Rishonim (Medieval Halachic authorities). The Rambam ruled in Hilchot Brachot that one does not recite a Bracha before tasting

The Gemara in Masechet Berachot establishes the obligation of “Tefilat Ha’derech,” the special Bracha recited when embarking on a trip. There is a

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