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# Another preferable option is to obligate oneself to make another Bracha by making a proper [[Shinui Makom]]. <Ref>Vezot HaBracha (beginning of chapter 10, pg 87) in name of Rav Elyashiv </ref>
# In these situations there are a number of suggestions of how to make the Bracha without making an unnecessary Bracha.
## Some say that one can say the Bracha in a language other than Hebrewor in Hebrew with another nickname of Hashem, however, many great authorities disagree and forbid this. <Ref>Mishna Brurah 215:11, Piskei Teshuvot 209:7. Pri Megadim (M”Z 319219:3), Sh”t Igrot Moshe 4:49, and Chazon Ovadyah [[Sukkot]] (pg 245) in cases of doubt forbid saying Bracha with the language of Barich Rachmana Malka DeAlma and continuing with the text of the bracha. </ref>
## Some say that one may say the Bracha as part of learning (reading it from Shulchan Aruch or Rambam), however, many argue that this too is forbidden. <Ref> Piskei Teshuvot 209:7 </ref>
## Some say that one should think of the Bracha or at the name of Hashem and not verbalize it. <ref>Piskei Teshuvot 209:7, Kaf HaChaim 157:10, Vezot HaBracha (beginning of chapter 10, pg 87) </ref>
## Some say to read the פסוק of Vayivarech David until the words MeOlam VeAd Olam and then conclude the Bracha according to the appropriate ending. <Ref> Halichot Shlomo (end of chapter 22) </ref>
==Bracha Levatala==
# One should be very careful not to say a Bracha Levatala, a Bracha in vain, or cause oneself to make a Bracha Sheina Tzaricha, an unnecessary Bracha. If one said a Bracha Levatala or say Hashem's name in vain, one should say "Baruch Shem Kavod Malchuto LeOlam VaEd". <ref>Rabbi Tanchum in Yerushalmi Brachot 6:1 explains that if one made a bracha levatala he should say baruch shem kavod malchuto lolam vaed. Tosfot Brachot 39a s.v. basar, Rabbenu Yonah Brachot 28a s.v. ubyerushalmi, Rosh 6:20, Rambam Brachot 4:10, Rambam Shevuot 12:11, Shulchan Aruch OC 206:6, and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 6:4 codify this Yerushalmi. Rambam Shevuot explains that it is effective so that the mentioning of Hashem's name shouldn't be in vain but that it should be mentioned for a praise. Chazon Ish OC 137 thinks that this reason can only if bracha levatala is derabbanan and not deoritta. Aruch Hashulchan 206:16 implies that baruch shem is a fix for bracha levatala completely. </ref>

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