Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayim 214 says

כל ברכה שאין בה הזכרת שם ומלכות אינה ברכה

Any blessing which does not mention Hashem's name and Kingship is not a blessing.

If a prayer leader in a blessing does not enunciate מלך העולם are there sources that would justify me in not answering אמן?

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    He definitely didn’t say it, or you just didn’t hear it?
    – Chatzkel
    May 31, 2022 at 20:18
  • Your source is pretty clear. What are you unsure about?
    – Double AA
    May 31, 2022 at 21:19
  • @Chatzkel He mumbled something like "mecholom" but not even that was clear. May 31, 2022 at 21:28
  • אל תפרוש מן הצבור Jun 1, 2022 at 12:01
  • The tzibbur are answering amen to a berocho levatolo and I should not separate from them?! Jun 1, 2022 at 20:08


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