If one hears their friend reciting Torah verses, and says Hashem's name, should one recite BHUVS? Does this response only apply to brachot?


Ashkenazim only say it for (certain) blessings (see Orach Chayim 124:5 and the issue of Megillah reading and the blessings of the Shema). In addition, Sefardi Jews typically say barukh hu uvarukh shemo when the Divine Name is mentioned during the priestly blessing (see related questions here and here), but during a regular Torah reading they don't say it either.

  • Many Ashk'nazim say it in the priests' blessing, too.
    – msh210
    Aug 25 '20 at 14:50
  • I suppose because they heard it from Sefardim, but they shouldn't do so: האשכנזים נוהגים לא לענות "ברוך הוא וברוך שמו" בברכת כהנים. Aug 25 '20 at 14:53
  • (re your comment) More likely IMO, they do it for the same reasons the S'faradim do it.
    – msh210
    Aug 25 '20 at 14:58

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