Two problems solved at once as Sephardic minyan debuts

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.

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