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Shaare Chayim, a commentary by R. Chayim Tz'vi Ehrenreich on Shaare Efrayim, says (4:24, in my own, loose translation): I saw in… [???], writing in the name of Maase Ish responsum 14, that one does not say this blessing for his orphaned grandson whom he is rearing. Now, that book is not at hand, and it seems to me to require further investigation; ...


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The source for this minhag is from the Medrash (Bereishis Rabba Toldos 63:10) and Achronim also bring it from the Maharil (SA OC 225:2, the Rema there and others). The Magen Avrohom (Sif Katan 5 there) says the reason for this Minhag is that until now, the father is held responsible for the son's Aveiros and with the son becoming an adult according to the ...



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