Question:

What is the reason we say the harachamans in birkas hamozan on shabbos? I thought we don’t say requests on shabbos?
I saw the darchei moshe quoting the or zarua that it’s not considered personal requests, do you have an explanation for this?

Thank you

Answer:

What the Or Zarua is saying that it isn’t included in the prohibition not to make personal requests on shabbos, and therefore it is permitted. The reason it is permitted is because it is part of the normal text that we usually say, similar to saying “Brich Shmei”, and the tefillos that we say in Birkas Hamazon, and the requests that we say in many of the zemiros that we sing on shabbos..

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What the Or Zarua is saying that it isn’t included in the prohibition not to make personal requests on shabbos, and therefore it is permitted. The reason it is permitted is because it is part of the normal text that we usually say, similar to saying “Brich Shmei”, and the tefillos that we say in Birkas Hamazon, and the requests that we say in many of the zemiros that we sing on shabbos..

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2 Responses to “Birkas hamozan requests on shabbos”

  1. Nevertheless, the Gra was accustomed to skip the HaRachamans on Shabbos due to the fact that, in his opinion, this constitutes making personal requests. The Gra even skipped Elokai Netzor (in the SE) on Shabbos for the same reason.

    • True, the Gra is not like most poskim

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