[Avodah] ..v'imru amen
Zev Sero via Avodah
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Fri Jul 10 16:34:00 PDT 2015
On 07/10/2015 04:27 PM, Kenneth Miller via Avodah wrote:
>> >Not really, because it's supposed to be said aloud by one person,
>> >with the others only answering amen. It's only relatively
>> >recently that we've started each benching for ourselves, even
>> >when there's a zimun.
> But we've*always* benched as individuals when there*isn't* a zimun.
Benching is designed for a zimun. It's normal to eat in a group. But even
when there were only two eating, or when a family ate together, I think the
usual thing was for one person to bench and the other person (or the wife
and children) to listen and say amen.
Zev Sero I have a right to stand on my own defence, if you
zev at sero.name intend to commit felony...if a robber meets me in
the street and commands me to surrender my purse,
I have a right to kill him without asking questions
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