Blessings: Answering Amen: What To Hear

When someone is saying a blessing on your behalf, you may say amen as long as you have heard at least:
  • The first six words of the blessing; and
  • At least a few words of substance in the middle of the blessing; and
  • The complete final line.
Example For the al ha'michya blessing, you must hear:
  • The first six words,
  • Al ha'michya, and
  • The final blessing line.

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