[Avodah] Amen of Krias Shema

Jonathan Baker jjbaker at panix.com
Tue Feb 26 13:14:24 PST 2013

From: "Rich, Joel" <JRich at sibson.com>
> A number of times we've had repeats on list of the answering 
> or not answering Amen after ga'al Yisrael and before kri'at 
> sh'ma'.  
> =====================================
> Might like this brief audio summary

Ha, found what I was looking for.

>From the Shabbat Echod, Lincoln Square Synagogue, 5 June 2010

MUSICAL NOTE by Cantor Sherwood Goffin
Amein Before Shema

Recently we have noticed that people are starting to say the bracha of
Habocher B'Amo Yisroel B'ahavah (before the recitation of the Shma)
together with the chazzan. This is actually the minhag of Sefardim and
some Ashkenazim who daven nusach Sefard - to complete the bracha with
the Chazzan, in order to avoid a dispute of the Rishonim about interrup-
ting between Birchos Krias Shema to answer Amein. Most Ashkenazim however,
as well as here at LSS, do finish before the Chazzan as usual, and answer
Amein to the Chazzan's bracha, which is the proper approach according
to the Arizal. Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah Berurah 59:4, 61:3, Hagahos
Chasam Sofer, Shulchan Hatahor 60:2, Mishmeres Shalom Minhagim 11. One
should be aware that this is the preferred custom for our Ashkenazic
congregation - to finish the bracha before the chazzan does and answer
Amein to the bracha.

(Based on "Daily Halacha")


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