Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saying Berachot for Others

Saying Berachot for Others
Day: Sunday
Date: June 26, 2016
Parshat: Shelah
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 213

Since all Jews are responsible for one another, it is possible for a person to say a beracha and another person will be considered to have said the beracha as well. In order for it to work, the ones not saying the beracha much hear every word from beginning to end, must have in mind to fulfill their obligation to say the beracha, and the one saying it must have in mind to fulfill the others person's obligation as well. One can only say a beracha on food for others if he is eating or drinking with them. Even if the others don't say amen to his beracha, as long as they are all eating or drinking they do not need to say their own beracha. When one is saying a beracha for others, the ones listening need to be seated. Therefore it is important when listening to havdala on motzei Shabbat, that everyone be seated.

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