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When there is a Zimmun, what is supposed to happen is the leader recites the entire Bentching aloud on the group's behalf and everyone else listens with the intent to fulfill their obligation and replies Amen at the relevant places. If one is unsure of his ability to pay attention to the leader the whole time (this is common), he should recite in an ...


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There are many different practices on this. The Vilna Gaon's practice was to have one person bench out loud for everyone -- presumably until "al Yechasrenu"? After learning the halachos of benching in a sefer (which didn't address this), my teacher said "okay, now the way I was taught in yeshiva is that the mezamen should bench the first paragraph out ...


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According to סידור הגר"א בנגלה ובנסתר the Vilna Gaon only omitted those verses on Shabbath. In the 1971 edition, section one, page קנט includes them. In section three, נוסח התפילות והברכות לדעת הגר"א, note 90, it says: בברהמ"ז לא היה הגר"א אומר בשבת רק עד הרחמן הוא יפרנסנו בכבוד ולא עד בכלל ולא יותר. On that note, there is a footnote 116, which says ...



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