Do you say Boruch Shepatrani for a girl at her Bas Mitzva? If not, why not?


The Yalkut Yosef says that it depends on the reason for saying the blessing:

  1. We say it because the boy will no longer be punished for the father's sins (and [underage] girls are punished the same way [underage] boys are).

  2. We say it because the father will no longer be punished for the boys sins (as he is no longer responsible to educate him). (And one is not obligated to educate girls to the same way as boys).

I don't remember his final conclusion, but (at least in the Chabad world), I have never heard of it being said by a bas-mitzva.

  • Sounds remarkably similar to the discussion in the teshuva that I referenced in my answer. I wonder if their conclusions match too? :) – Double AA Apr 24 '12 at 17:08
  • @DoubleAA he references his father. I don't own a copy and neither does hebrewbooks. – Shmuel Brin Apr 24 '12 at 17:09
  • @DoubleAA and, IIRC, this sevara actually does come from his father, so you probably did see it. – Shmuel Brin Apr 24 '12 at 17:10

Rav Ovadya Yosef, in Yabia Omer 6 OC 29, writes that one should say the blessing (ברוך שפטרני מעונשה של זו) at the Bat Mitzva celebration without God's name, just as one should recite it without God's name at a boy's Bar Mitzva celebration.

  • Does Rav Yosef (cited in Double AA's answer) specify that the language for a bat mitzvah should conclude with של זאת? – Shemmy Apr 24 '12 at 22:17
  • @Shemmy The quoted lashon is straight out of his teshuva. – Double AA Apr 24 '12 at 22:34
  • Shut HaRav HaRashi #58 – Double AA Jan 16 '18 at 19:27

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