The Shulchan Aruch 199:10 writes that a child can be included for a zimun of three or 10(only one minor is counted),the Rama does not allow a minor to join.

1) If there is one adult Sephardi and one adult Ashkenazi and a Sephardi minor who ate together can the Ashkenazi count the minor?

2)If there are 8 Sephardim and one Ashkenazi and one sephardi minor,does majority rule against the Ashkenazi(diff from case one where its is one against one).


1) In this first scenario, since Ashkenazim cannot include a child for a zimun, then clearly even in this case he cannot use a child. But DinOnLine.org here brings a different scenario, and says:

If an Ashkenazi child eats with two Sephardi men, the child can join the zimun and answer together with the men (Vezos Ha-Berachah p. 127).

2)With regard to the second scenario the same website writes:

If three Ashkenazi men join with six Sephardi men to form a zimun and a child is added to complete the minyan, the Sephardim should recite the zimun with the Name of Hashem, but the Ashkenazim should refrain from answering with the Name (Vezos Ha-Berachah p. 127).

Hence, as long as you have the majority of ten, i.e. six or more, who are Sephardi they can include a child in order to recite the zimun with Hashem's name.

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