Audio by Rabbi Chaim Brown

Berakhot 5:3: One who says [in prayer]: "To the nest of a bird does Your compassion reach!" and "On the good shall Your Name be mentioned!" "Thank you, thank you"--silence him. One who leads the prayer service and makes a mistake--replace him with another. And he [who is asked to serve as the replacement] should not refuse at such a time. From where should [the replacing leader] begin? From the beginning of the blessing in which [the first leader] made a mistake.

האומר על קן צפור יגיעו רחמיך, ועל טוב יזכר שמך, מודים מודים, משתקין אותו. העובר לפני התיבה וטעה, יעבר אחר תחתיו ולא יהא סרבן באותה שעה. מנין הוא מתחיל? מתחלת הברכה שטעה בה.

Berakhot 5:4: One who leads the prayers should not repond after [the blessing of] the Kohanim [by saying] "Amen", because of the lost concentration [that might ensue]. If there is no Kohen there besides him [to recite the Priestly Blessing], He should not recite the Priestly Blessing [himself]. But if he is confident that he will [be able to] recite the Priestly Blessing and [then] return to his prayer, [he is] permitted.

העובר לפני התיבה לא יענה אחר הכהנים אמן מפני הטרוף. ואם אין שם כהן אלא הוא, לא ישא את כפיו. ואם הבטחתו שהוא נושא את כפיו וחוזר לתפלתו, רשאי.

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