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4. Answering Amen to a Cheresh 5. Letting a Cheresh Take Terumah 6. Cheresh ha'Medaber Reading the Megilah for Others
7. Correct Pronunciation of Kerias Shema 8. Words in Shema that could accidentally be connected 9. Women and Tefilin
10. Tefilah all day long 11. Salka Daatach Amina Neilef Kesivah me'Hasam 12. "ha'Korei"
13. R' Shimon Ben Pazi holding like R/ Meir? 14. Cheresh and Terumah 15. Halachah like Rabbi Yehudah
16. Rebbi Yosi's opinion 17. Why can't it be Rebbi Yehudah? 18. אמר רב טבי

yair trebitsch asks:

We say that a cheresh should not be torem teruma but if he did he is yozie b'deved. What happens if a cheresh makes a brocha is one permitted to answer amen to the cheresh's brocha.

thank you

yair trebitsch, brooklyn ny 11230

The Kollel replies:

Dear Yair,

I don't think there is any doubt that one should answer Amen to the Berachah of a Cheresh. The Cheresh should not put himself into the situation that requires him to make the Berachah - i.e. he shouldn't take Terumah - but once he has, he is obligated to make the Berachah. Why wouldn't we answer Amen to a Berachah that he is obligated to make?

When are we are instructed not to say a Amen to a Berachah? When the person shouldn't have made it. For example, a person who steals flour and bakes bread with it (Bava Kama 94a), even though he separates Chalah from it and makes a Berachah it is a Berachah l'Vatalah. Our case is certainly not a Berachah l'Vatalah so one should answer Amen.

Kol Tuv,

Yonasan Sigler

This is not a Psak Halachah