HaRav Binyamin Kwalwasser from Yeshivat Lev Hatorah taught us that Rabbi Abadi is of the opinion that it is better to say a shorter version of Birkat Hamazon after eating than not to say it at all. (IIRC, R' Kwalwasser said that R' Baruch Simon from YU agrees with R' Abadi regarding this subject.)

My question is: Is this abbreviated form of Bentching available on the Internet, as a PDF file or otherwise?

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    BTW R. Henkin (senior; contemporary of R. Moshe) held this way too. He also has a short version of bentching in his Kesavim, though I don't have the source offhand or the sefer with me to check.
    – Dov F
    Commented Jul 22, 2012 at 20:39
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    @DovF hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=2274&st=&pgnum=156
    – Double AA
    Commented Jan 13, 2016 at 5:29

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The words of Rav Abadi's version can be found as a PDF here (although the vowels are somewhat corrupted) in the text of the Teshuva (Or Yitzchak I OC 59) where he discusses the permissibility of using a shortened version.


Here is a link for the Android version of Rav Abadi's Birkat Hamazon. Visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cqlsys.birkathamazonhakatzar


A Google search for "birkat hamazon short form" turns up several pages, including this PDF from Harav Ariel Bar Tzadok. (Transliteration only, no Hebrew text.) I don't know who he is, but the page includes contact information.


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