Inspired by this question.

We know (Pesachim 56b) that Baruch Sheim, at least according to one explanation, is a tefillah Moshe heard from the Malachim. Thus, we only say it out loud when we're on the level of Malachim.

Yet, we (by that I mean the minhag in my community* - not sure whether this is true everywhere) say Baruch Sheim out loud after messing up a bracha beyond the point of "lamdeini chukecha." If we're not on the level of malachim, why should we be allowed to do so?

*Note that my community is primarily formed of talmidim of R' Weinberg of Ner Yisrael fame.

  • of interest: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/30847/…
    – Menachem
    Jun 24, 2016 at 4:54
  • IIRC RJBS would say BSKMLV to himself on Yom Kippur if saying Shema alone. Seemingly he felt the whole outloud/quiet business is just part of Tefillah beTzibbur, so there'd be no preference in your case.
    – Double AA
    Jun 24, 2016 at 15:47


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