Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A grandfather's Baruch shePetarani


A paternal grandfather is obligated to teach his grandson Torah, where the father doesn't do it. Therefore, in the absence of a father, the paternal grandfather should recite "Baruch shePetarani" when his grandson becomes Bar Mitzvah. However, because the grandfather's obligation is not entirely clear, he should not recite the blessing with Gd's Name.

[Of course, there is a prominent view that suggests that Gd's Name should never be used for this blessing.]

(Rivivot Ephraim 1:157:2)

Have a great day,

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