Question:

  1. I know that there is a discussion of whether a woman is obligated to say Sefiras HaOmer or not. If a woman takes upon herself to say it and not miss a night, can she be Motzei a man in the Bracha who did miss?
  2. Does the Machlokes of Sefiras HaOmer being D’Oraissa or D’Rabbanan come into play here since the Bracha itself is only D’Rabbanan?
  3. What about the fact that hearing is like saying (and even if her obligation is less, we can still say that it’s like he said it)?
  4. Also, like Birchas HaMazon, even if she can be Motzei him, would it be frowned upon?
    Thank you and have a good Voch!

Answer:

 

  1. She should not be motzei a man for his obligation, since they do not have the obligation to count. Even if she accepted upon herself to count, nevertheless she is not obligated to, therefore she isn’t in the arvus.
  2. If sefiras haomer is d’rabonon or d’orayso will not matter here, because they don’t have any obligation, at all.
  3. We don’t say that hearing is like saying when if the obligation of the two people are not the same, i.e. birkas hamazon for a woman to include a man, when one’s obligation is d’orayso and the others d’rabonon.
  4. This would also not be applicable here, because it is not like birkas hamazon where she also has an obligation, as here she is not obligated at all.

 

Best Wishes

Sources:

Pri Megadim O:CH Eshel Avrohom 498-1, Shulchan Aruch O:CH 186-1.

2 Responses to “Woman to be Motzei a man in the Bracha of Sefiras HaOmer”

  1. Why do we not say that she is making a Brocha which is D’Rabanan and therefore can be Motzei the man regarding his Brocha which is also D’Rabanan?
    Thanks

    • The brocho is only because of the performance of the mitzvah. If she isn’t obligated to do the mitzva, then she can’t be motzei him for his obligation.

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