Adonai Elohenu Melekh ha-Olam, sheh-hakol
"Blessed art Thou, oh Lord our G-d, King of
the Universe, that everything was created
with His Word.
This "l" blessing is the last in the
priority order of the different brachot, or
blessings. It is the one said over drinks
(other than grape juice or wine), and foods
that are not made of wheat or flour, such as
bread or cakes, nor grow on trees or in the
ground, such as fruit and vegetables.
Cholent is a big, hearty one-dish meal
consisting of many different foods often
(but not necessarily) including meat,
potatoes, beans, onions and sometimes
carrots, green peppers and other vegetables.
Because it is a mixture of foods, and the
main ingredient is generally meat, the 'sheh-hakol'
blessing is said.
soups have the same blessing, or bracha: "SheHakol;"
soup consists of many different
ingredients, therefore we say the general
bracha, which means "Blessed are You, Lord
Our G-d, King of the universe, that
everything came into being through His