- Question: [Thursday, 6th Menachem Av, 5781]
I have seen many people accustomed to reciting the blessing of Hamotzi on Shabbos on their own after receiving their piece of bread and they do not fulfill their obligation with the person who said Hamotzi aloud. Is this a proper custom to be followed question?
Indeed, the Chabad custom is to always recite Hamotzi on their individual piece of bread and not be Yotzei with the person who said the blessing. One should have explicitly in mind to not be Yotzei with him.
Sources: See here [the second paragraph] for the full details of this matter: https://shulchanaruchharav.com/halacha/the-criteria-to-be-yotzei-lechem-mishneh-with-another-being-yotzei-with-his-hamotzi-and-eating-his-bread/