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Outside of Israel we say ...ברוך ד' לעולם after השכיבנו by Maariv. Why is this part of tefilah not said in Israel (or: why is this said outside Israel)?

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BTW, in the Sfardi minhag, it's not said anywhere, and in the Italian and Hungarian minhagim, it's said in Israel too. –  JXG Sep 15 '11 at 6:39
    
I would hazard a guess that Chasidim who say it say it in E"Y too. –  yoel Sep 15 '11 at 17:01
    
The question should be, why is it said outside of Israel? From the gemara in M. Brachot, it is clear that there being someich geulah l'tefilah is very important. –  Adam Mosheh Dec 2 '11 at 6:30
    
Hi Adam, and welcome to Judaism.StackExchange. Please note that answers on this site are expected to be actual answers. Comments on the original question should be left as a comment... –  yydl Dec 2 '11 at 6:48
    
YYDL, I'll keep that in mind... –  Adam Mosheh Dec 2 '11 at 6:52
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Ashkenazim in Eretz Yisroel generally follow the customs of the GR"A. One of his customs was omitting Boruch HaShem Leolam as an unnecessary interruption between the blessings following the Shema and the Shemone Esre.

I would cite Siddur HaGR"A as a source except that I don't have a copy to confirm.

As for why it is said, this related question might be a good place to start.

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The Sidur HaGra does include it, and the instructions above it don't mention anything about not saying it. –  b a Jan 1 '13 at 1:23
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