2. Who to blow for

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2. Who to blow for:

One is to blow for men, women[1] and children who have reached the age of Chinuch [i.e. ages 6-7 and older].[2] Nevertheless, blowing for a man takes precedence over blowing for a woman.


[1] Admur 17:3; Shut Rav Akiva Eiger 1 Hashmatos; See Ashel Avraham Butchach 689 and Mahadurah Tinyana 592; so is implied also from Kitzur SHU”A 129:19; Ateres Zekeinim 689

[2] M”E 589:4; M”B 587:16; Kaf Hachaim 589:5; Gemara R”H 33B; Erechin 2b; Admur 343:2 regarding all Positive commands; See Admur 592:8 regarding children below Chinuch and 596:2 regarding educating children in how to blow Shofar; See Mikraie Kodesh 20 for why this law was not explicitly written in Shulchan Aruch here, as it is written regarding Shema; Tefila; Lulav; Megillah [Rama 596].

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