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HaRav Binyamin Kwalwasser from Yeshivat Lev Hatorah taught us that Rabbi Abadi is of the opinion that it is better to say a shorter version of Birkat Hamazon after eating than not to say it at all. (IIRC, R' Kwalwasser said that R' Baruch Simon from YU agrees with R' Abadi regarding this subject.)

My question is: Is this abbreviated form of Bentching available on the Internet, as a PDF file or otherwise?

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BTW R. Henkin (senior; contemporary of R. Moshe) held this way too. He also has a short version of bentching in his Kesavim, though I don't have the source offhand or the sefer with me to check. –  Dov F Jul 22 '12 at 20:39
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Here is a link for the Android version of Rav Abadi's Birkat Hamazon. Visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cqlsys.birkathamazonhakatzar

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Thank you very much –  Adam Mosheh May 9 at 22:35
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The words of Rav Abadi's version can be found as a PDF here (although the vowels are somewhat corrupted) in the text of the Teshuva (Or Yitzchak I OC 59) where he discusses the permissibility of using a shortened version.

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He writes in the responsa that it is based off the nusach of the Rambam. –  b a Jul 22 '12 at 20:49
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I wonder why he doesn't put "amen" after the third b'racha. –  msh210 Jul 22 '12 at 20:51
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Great find!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ –  Monica Cellio Jul 22 '12 at 20:51
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@msh210 Because the Rambam doesn't. mechon-mamre.org/i/27.htm –  Double AA Jul 22 '12 at 20:59
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@DoubleAA - Good point. That's probably why Ashkenazim don't then either. –  Adam Mosheh Jul 22 '12 at 21:02
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A Google search for "birkat hamazon short form" turns up several pages, including this PDF from Harav Ariel Bar Tzadok. (Transliteration only, no Hebrew text.) I don't know who he is, but the page includes contact information.

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I don't know who he is either, but I have downloaded some of the free MP3 shiurim from his website in the past and after having heard him, I do think that he is a talmid chacham. –  Adam Mosheh Jul 22 '12 at 20:44
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