Two problems solved at once as Sephardic minyan debuts

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When Rabbi Segal approved the new Sephardic minyan, the problem of some boys not wanting girls to carry the Torah was solved by creating a new minyan where no one — neither boys nor girls — carries it.

Meanwhile, the two Ashkenazic minyans, freshman-sophomore and junior-senior, still have Torah parades and a girl carries it on the girls’ side.  Anyone who doesn’t like it can attend the Sephardic minyan.

Related: New Sephardic minyan lets students feel at home 11/12/2011

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Related: Sephardic minyan approved; no change to Ashkenazic minyans 10/31/2011

Related: Meeting yesterday began process of minyan decisions, Rabbi Segal says 10-26-2011

Related: Blocking of girls from carrying Torah fails to materialize at first Sephardic-led junior-senior minyan 10/11/2011

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