Could someone point me to the source of the custom where typically within the Sephardic communities, it is customary for a boy to be called for maftir/hafatarah at the age of 9 years.
Is this brought down in the Mishna? Or, what is the earliest mention of Rabbanic rulings regarding this custom?
I guess to some extent, this is also similar to what the Ashkenazim permit on Simchat Torah?!