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Zocher for Women

Question:

Should there be a minyan of men when doing an additional reading of zocher for women after mincha gedola on shabbos afternoon? Thank you and Tizku limitzvos

Answer:

It is controversial if women should hear parsha zochor without a minyan or not. According to some poskim women should hear Parshas Zochor with a minyan of men, however a number of communities read it for women even if there isn’t a minyan of men there. According to some poskim if it is’t the minhag in your community then it shouldn’t be started, and the women should hear it together with the men.

Have a happy Purim

Sources:

Halichos Bas Yisroel 22 ftnt. 3 in the name of R’ Eliyashiv, Minchas Yitzchok 9-68(1),  Shut Mikadesh Yisroel, 15-1,16, Kinyan Torah 7-53, Toras Chesed 37, KoOvetz Mbais Levi 15 pg. 17, Moadei Yishurun pg. 47 in the name of R’ M. Feinstein zt”l, Nitei Gavriel 20 ftnt.8, Yismach Yisroel 3-15.

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