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If a person saying havdalah began the last bracha (benediction) without mentioning sheim umalchus (God's name and dominion) i.e. he said ברוך אתה השם המבדיל בין קודש לחול וכו׳, skipping אלוקינו מלך העולם, can that bracha be considered samuch lichaverta, connected to the previous, so as to be able to say the start doesn't matter after the fact, and people listening fulfilled the obligation of havdalah?

  • Ketubot 8a – Double AA Aug 18 '14 at 4:58
  • @AA- are you saying that the fact that it has a pesicha at all means that it is obviously not considered smucha lichaverta? – user6591 Aug 18 '14 at 20:32
  • @user6591 I would think he means that since the beracha before it is a beracha ketzara (short beracha - no chasima), it would require a proper pesicha. – Ploni Apr 28 '17 at 6:02

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