There is something that has been troubling me for a while, but I always thought it was just me. Fortunately, there has been more talk about the issue lately and I see that I was right, and everyone else is possibly just uneducated.
Pizza is Hamotzi according to most Poskim. I was brought up with this and most other people probably also were. All say that hamotzi is said on Pizza, even for one bite. You would think that in this town, since the Lakewood Poskim hold that it’s Hamotzi, most people would be saying the proper Bracha! (I personally spoke to at least 7 of the Yeshiva Poskim, they all held like this.)
It’s most painful for me when I attend Avos U’banim. Fathers and sons learning together is so beautiful! Then they end off the learning with Pizza and the children don’t bother to wash and make Hamotzi on the pizza. What type of message are we giving over to our children? It pains me. Of course I try to me ‘melamed zchus’ like I have been for years. But now, according to my research and most of the Poskim that I have either asked or seen quoted, it’s hard to believe that there are still so many people not saying Hamotzi.
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