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Date: 11/14/2006 4:51:00 PM
Subject: Bracha levatala
Message: This actually happened: I'm driving on the highway while eating cake. I decide it's time to say Teffilas haderech but instead of starting with the words "yehi ratzon...", I mistakenly begin with "Baruch ata...." (including the names of hashem). Question: should I finish up the bracha with an al hamichya, or rather just same "baruch shem kavod..." (I originally intended on continuing to eat after I finished the teffilas haderech)?
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Reply: There is a Pasuk in Tehillim that says, "Baruch Atah Adonai Lamdenu Chukechah."
So, when you mistakenly say, "Baruch Atah Adonai," you can then say, "Lamdenu Chukechah."
Is it "Lamdenu" or "Lamdeni"? I was always taught it was "Lamdeni"