Monday, May 19, 2008

Family members in sequential aliyot


We avoid calling up two brothers, or a father and son, for sequential aliyot, due to concern for the jealous evil eye of others who are present. If the shul does not call people up by name, though, so that the relationship is not publicized, then this is permitted.

This aversion applies even to a sequence of shvii and maftir, unless maftir will be from a different Sefer Torah.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 141:6; Mishneh Berurah 141:20-21)

Have a great day,

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