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    Bread from the earth – Ask the Rabbi

    Q. Why does the Motzi blessing refer to God bringing forth bread from the earth – why doesn’t it say that He brings forth wheat or corn?

    A. The wording comes from Psalm 104:14. The idea is that God gives us the raw materials and we are His partners in turning them into a finished product.

    Some of the sages said that if Adam had not sinned, the bread that man eats would grow ready-made, and this is what will happen in the messianic age.

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