Sign up ×
Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. It's 100% free, no registration required.

On Shabbat, the gabbai calls the kohen to the Torah with the following formula:

ויעזור ויגן ויושיע לכל החוסים בו ונאמר אמן. הכל הבו גודל...

I have never heard anyone say amen after the prompt. Why not?

share|improve this question
Maybe because the gabbai doesn't pause to let them get an "amen" in edgewise? Of course, he probably doesn't because no one ever says "amen." – Isaac Moses Aug 11 '14 at 20:11
I say it. Should I not? Uh oh. – Danno Aug 11 '14 at 20:28
I've seen people say it. – Double AA Aug 11 '14 at 20:28
I always say it and I always hear people say amen – Daniel Aug 11 '14 at 20:39
I also say it. You need to daven at a minyan with more Mi Yodeyans. – yEz Aug 11 '14 at 20:51

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.