A boy of Sefardic descent who is in the Dorm of a Yeshiva, does he light himself or does he rely on his parents lighting?

Is there a machlokes among the Sefardic Poskim themselves of what to do?

If they rely on parents then:

Does any one have a real experience with this question and what did they or the Sefardic student involve do ( I have a feeling they would light without a Bracha just not to seem like an outcast,at least if they where in Ashkenazi Yeshiva)?

Do different time Zones student in America versus parents in Israel or vice versa make a difference??

  • You can answer single aspects of the questions too. Dec 2, 2010 at 23:12

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The Yalkut Yosef deals with this question, in conclusion the boy rely on the parents, the time zone difference is not a problem

if you want to be mahmir you could give a pruta to a ashkenazi roomate

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    My brother asked Rav Yitzhak Yosef in person and he told him to light. Then my brother asked me to ask R' Mansour, but that was unnecessary. In conclusion I told him to light with a Beracha just like R' Yitzhak had said. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:51
  • that may be on the specific case of the boy, there are some exceptions, for example if your parents don't light candles
    – Avraham
    Dec 28, 2011 at 11:45
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    Our parents like candles. The Yalkut Yosef says even people at home who want to light, he says "en maznihim oto- we don't condemn him." Meaning Kal WaHomer in Yeshiva. Dec 28, 2011 at 15:32
  • Today a friend of mine said he heard that the rav ovadia hazar bo on this issue, he heard from another friend in the name of rav david, I still need to find out if this is true or not. If someone heard of this and could confirm or deny would be great
    – Avraham
    Dec 29, 2011 at 22:52
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    Yes please, give us prutos. :) Jan 29, 2012 at 22:15

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