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25 Nisan 5767

Nusach for adopted son


Rabbi Elchanan Lewis

Question:
We adopted a baby boy some years ago, who was also converted then.
As I grew up abroad according to Nusach Ashkenaz, and pray now in a Shul in Israel where Nusach Sepharad is predominant, but Ashkenaz is also used, and I pray according to Nusach Ashkenaz, which Nusach should I teach my son, when he is growing up? I personally feel comfortable in both, yet feel my son would be better off davening in Nusach Sepharad, as it is more widely used, but if so, then should I do so as well? Any recommendations?

Answer:
Halachacly a son should follow his fathers Nusach, if you use Ashkenaz that is what he should use as well.
It can also confuse a child to use a Nusach different to his fathers.


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