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The Aruch HaShulchan has an opinion on whether one person can motzi (exempt) a crowd with a bracha acharona (after-bracha) on mezonot foods. It is along the lines of it is better not to have one person do this for everyone else. I saw it once, and now cannot find it. I have since heard it is "famous"! Does any one have a source?

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Eric: Welcome to mi.yodeya - looking forward to seeing you around here –  Gershon Gold Feb 12 '13 at 14:34
    
You are referring to Al Hamichyah, correct? –  Seth J Feb 12 '13 at 15:08
    
Just FTR I don't think it's only the Aruch HaShulchan who holds this. –  Double AA Feb 12 '13 at 16:48

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AhS OH 213:6

And thus is the halachah and the widespread custom that one does not discharge another's obligation in any [brachah], and each makes his own brachah, since even for "Hamotzi" and birkas ha-mazon, there are few in our time [who follow the practice of] one being motzi another, and all the more so for other things.

He goes on to cover be-di-avad cases.

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thanks. it was 213:4 specifically on mezonot and after bracha because of lack of kvius, but thanks so much. also nice translation - was it your own? –  eric Feb 12 '13 at 14:37
    
yes, it was my own, thanks! –  yitznewton Feb 12 '13 at 14:38

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