Berachot 46 tells us that the guest blesses his host: "may no thought of sin, iniquity, or transgression stand before him or before us from now and for evermore".

I remember seeing that this is because joy from party at times can lead to sin - so we therefore insert this blessing.

Have anyone seen this anywhere?

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The Sefer Imrei Shefer by Rav Shimon Deutsch, a Talmid of the Chassam Sofer, says this:

Imrei Shefer

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    Would you consider writing (at least a short) summary of it? Apr 14, 2020 at 6:04
  • The problem is that Birkat HaMoazon is recited "after" the meal so why would this help?
    – Avi M
    Apr 19, 2020 at 7:34
  • @AviM That's a good point. I'm going to have to think about that. My first impression is that its to avoid a וישמן ישורון ויבעט type issue which would arise after the meal - that the meal put you in the mood for sin and then you'll go from the meal and do a sin. I'm curious if anyone else has any other answers.
    – Eliyahu
    Apr 19, 2020 at 15:37
  • I think you are right - he does write: מתוך אכילתו ״שאכל״ - he's clearly talking about after the meal.
    – Avi M
    Apr 19, 2020 at 19:32

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