One of the symptoms of COVID-19 is the loss of smell. Is one still Yotzei their father bracha of Borei Menei B’Samim even if they cannot smell the B’samim?

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    If you can't smell, why would you need somebody to be Motzi you, since you're not going to smell anything? Apr 5, 2020 at 9:11
  • I'm confused who can't smell: the subject or the father?
    – Double AA
    Apr 5, 2020 at 11:55
  • Possible duplicate judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27265/759
    – Double AA
    Apr 5, 2020 at 12:03
  • I learned as part of a shiur that one who cannot smell the besamim should not use it at havdalah. The question is if one is normally yotzi when his father makes havdalah, what if the son cannot smell the besamim. Apr 5, 2020 at 20:59
  • Double AA, the subject can't smell. My question is like the second half of sabbahillel
    – SR93
    Apr 6, 2020 at 16:01


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