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Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach: Missed a Night of Sefira and Still Want to Count With a Bracha? Here's How.

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Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach: Missed a Night of Sefira and Still Want to Count With a Bracha? Here's How.
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Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach says that even if you missed a night and can no longer count with a bracha you can still make a bracha if you are being Motzi another person. Therefore if you are the Chazzan and it will be very embarrassing to ask someone else to make the bracha for the tzibbur, Rav Shlomo Zalman suggests, that you ask someone who is counting with a bracha not to make the bracha that night and instead he should let you make the bracha for him. He will be Yotzei with you bracha.

Even though the rule is that in order to be motzi someone else, you yourself must be obligated, in this case, says Rav Shlomo Zalman, you are obligated in the mitzva but since you forgot, you cannot make a bracha. However you are still responsible for others and therefore can make a bracha for them.

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