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The Torah Matzav
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
CHOCOLATES FOR TU B’SHVAT
Some Poskim have
difficulty understanding why our Minhag is to make a שהכל on chocolates when
Halachically it should have been a פרי העץ
Auerbach zt”l both hold that the appropriate Bracha for
chocolate should have been פרי
but since the velt (the common practice) makes a שהכל we
follow Minhag Haolam and make a שהכל.
They both hold* if a פרי
העץ was made on fruits and chocolates were at the table,
then you shouldn't make a שהכל on
the chocolates, being you were Yotzei with the פרי העץ.
The ספר מקור
הברכה (My uncle, Dayan Rav Gavriel Krausz Shlita)
claims, The minhag of the velt is a mistake, It came about from
the שערי תשובה ר”ב
ס”ק י”ט who writes to make a שהכל
R.G. Krausz claims
the שערי תשובה was
referring to a chocolate drink
and the velt mistakenly assumed he meant chocolates (solid)
לכתחילה to make a פרי
העץ on chocolates.