# 2694 Not The Same Brocho


Q. You answered (question 2693) that a wife can recite the brachot of Elokai Neshama and Hamaavir Sheina on behalf of her husband, who didn’t sleep on Shavuos night. Can she also recite the bracha for the Torah on his behalf?
A. Shulchan Aruch (O.H. 47: 14) rules that women can recite the brocho of the Torah. Biur Halocho (ad loc) quoting Beis Yosef and Mogen Avrohom, explains that since they are obliged to learn the mitzvos and halachos that pertain to them and to say korbanot as part of the tefila, they also have to recite the blessing of the Torah. Therefore he quotes the opinion of P’ri Megodim that they can also recite the brocho and be motzi men.
However, he follows by mentioning that Hagra disagrees and although he consents that they can recite the brocho, they cannot be motzi men. (A reason is given in Chidushei Hagriz, end of Suka, see also Minchas Aviv p. 52).
Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that the wife should not recite the brocho of the Torah on behalf of her husband.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a


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