When saying Asher Yatzar, should one sit or stand?


Depending on how we define the status of the bracha of Asher Yatzar (see here), if we define it as a bircas hashevach then there appear to be differing approaches.

The Pri Megadim in his intro to hilchos brachos, ois 18 (screen shot below) writes that if one wants to sit for Birchas Hashevach one can.

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However, Rav Moshe Sternbuch in Teshuvos V'hanhagos (cheilek gimmel, siman 76) writes, "שברכת השבח ראוי לכתחילה לברך מעומד" - "Bircas Hashvach is fitting ideally to be said standing"

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I once heard a Shiur from Rabbi Paysach Krohn that one should 100% stand when saying this bracha since we say point blank in the bracha וְלַעֲמוד לְפָנֶיךָ and to stand before you, so it would kind of a contradiction not to stand.

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  • What about according to the nuschaos that don't say that phrase? – Meir Sep 14 at 17:35
  • I haven't seen any Asher Yatzors that delte this phrase. – Russell Sep 16 at 6:01
  • See Siddur Hageonim Vehamekubalim, bottom of the page, who brings nuschaos that don't include it. Contemporary siddurim that delete it (based on a search on Sefaria) include Edos Hamizrach and Tehillas Hashem (Chabad). – Meir Sep 16 at 13:25

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