Should we have seperate tags for specific kinds of Brachos?

e.g. We have tags for blesssing and sight. How about Sight-Blessings for ברכות ראיה?


I would prefer not, unless a small number of cohesive categories are identified. Right now I can search for all bracha-related questions with a single tag, and if I want only certain ones I can use additional search terms (the search default is now "and", not "or"). If we sub-divide the general tag, in order to find those questions I need to (1) know all the relevant tags and (2) search for them all individually.

If we do sub-divide, let's make sure the new tags have enough questions to warrant it. Let's avoid onesies and twosies. Currently the set identified in the question yields 8 questions; that feels small enough to me to do the multi-tag search.


I think we should have separate tags for separate kinds of blessings. I think, specifically, that we should separate the birchos hanehenin (blessings over food and the like) from the others, possibly even splitting between b'racha rishona and b'racha acharona. Whether the remaining b'racha-related questions are numerous enough to warrant a split, and what split, I don't know.

I agree with "If we do sub-divide, let's make sure the new tags have enough questions to warrant it". But I think birchos hanehenin has enough.

Edit: The tag has been used not only for things like blessings said before eating, as part of prayer, and before slaughtering a steer, but also for blessings given by one person to another, like "mazal tov!". I think we should split those off, too.

  • birchos hamitzvos?
    – Double AA Mod
    Mar 12 '13 at 17:23
  • @DoubleAA, depends how many questions are specifically about them. I haven't checked.
    – msh210 Mod
    Mar 12 '13 at 19:44
  • How would you tag this judaism.stackexchange.com/q/6556/759
    – Double AA Mod
    Mar 13 '13 at 16:54
  • @DoubleAA I guess as is (with blessing). I don't know. My not being clear on the answer to that question, though, doesn't detract IMO from my answer here.
    – msh210 Mod
    Mar 13 '13 at 17:02

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