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Questions relating to children under the age of 13 (for boys) or 12 (for girls). Children of this age are minors with respect to various rules, including the obligation to fulfill mitzvos (God's commands).

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The Pri Megadim in the Pesicha of Chelek Bais in Ois Gimnel says that Ketanim are obligated in negative (Lo Saase) Mitzvos. Harav Moshe Zatzal in Yoreh Deah Chelek Bais Siman Ches disagrees with the P …
answered Dec 24 '10 by Gershon Gold
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Per "Children In Halacha" by Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen the Shul's Chanukah Menorah may be kindled by a child of Chinuch age.
answered Nov 29 '10 by Gershon Gold
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Star K website says a child under the age of six may eat Matza on Erev Pesach. A child under the age of six may eat matzoh even on Erev Pesach.
answered Mar 28 '18 by Gershon Gold
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Many Rabbanim I have heard say that starting from 1 wait an hour, from 2 - 2 hrs, and then increase it to the full six hours by 6 - however as usual Ask your local Orthodox Rabbi. However between mil …
answered Jan 25 '11 by Gershon Gold
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One of my Rebeyim told me that you want to look at the 8th grade class and see how they are behaving as this is going to be the finished product of the school.
answered Jan 16 '12 by Gershon Gold
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The Yalkut Yosef in the name of the Moadei Hashem page 117: mentions that when lighting the Chanuka candles in Shul there is L'Chatchila supposed to be a Minyan there. He mentions that you can include …
answered Dec 1 '10 by Gershon Gold
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What I have seen done by a big Talmid Chochom was that they built a 3 foot high wall on two sides with a beam going across at the ceiling height. Then they put the Mezuza 2 feet off the ground where c …
answered Jan 26 '12 by Gershon Gold
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Per the Sefer Keser Kehuna 10:4 a minor Levi may only wash together with the adult Levi the Kohain. This is based on the Mordechai in Megila Perek 3 #815.
answered Jun 27 '12 by Gershon Gold
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Per Minchas Chinuch 551:2 it is prohibited to put Shatnez on even an infant that has no Da'as.
answered Jul 20 '12 by Gershon Gold
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Nitei Gavriel Taspores 2:1:2 says the source of those who do it at 2 is based on Braishis 21:8 "Vayigdal Hayeled" and Rashi says that was at 24 months. Also Shmuel-1 1:22.
answered Feb 20 '14 by Gershon Gold
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The Shaarei Teshuva Orach Chaim 531:7 mentions the Minhag of Upsherin based on the Arizal. HaRav Chaim Vital in Sefer Shaar HaKavanos mentions this Minhag. ענין מנהג שנהג ישראל ללכת ביום ל"ג בעומר ע …
answered Jan 8 '12 by Gershon Gold
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From Wikipedia: בבתי כנסת הנוהגים שהחזן קורא שורה והקהל קוראים שורה, נהוג לתת את החזנות לילד קטן (מתחת לגיל בר מצווה). יש הטוענים כי הסיבה לכך היא שרק ילד קטן ותמים יכול לדבר אל הקב"ה בצורה כה …
answered Dec 11 '11 by Gershon Gold
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http://www.aish.com/ci/sam/48964686.html Devarim Rabbah 6:1 states that God had pity on the child and instead of requiring circumcision immediately after birth, waited until the baby was stron …
answered Jul 2 '12 by Gershon Gold
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Rama in Orach Chaim 470:2 says that a father fasts for a son who is a Bechor
answered Mar 15 '13 by Gershon Gold
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I saw somewhere (will add in where later) that the purpose is that since we make them messengers to deliver, and we are relying on them to do their jobs, however they are Ketanim, therefore we pay the …
answered Mar 11 '12 by Gershon Gold