The Shabbos before the Bar Mitzvah

5. The Shabbos before the Bar Mitzvah:[1]

On the Shabbos before the Bar Mitzvah, some communities are accustomed to give him the Aliyah of Maftir.[2] This is not the Chabad custom.

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[1] See Nitei Gavriel chapter 6

[2] Levushei Mordechai 1:37; See Tzitz Eliezer 7:1; Piskeiy Teshuvos 282:8 and footnote 87 and 92 that the Shabbos before the Bar Mitzvah some say one may be lenient even regarding Maftir of the four Parshiyos; See also Piskeiy Teshuvos ibid and 284:2 and Poskim in footnote 16

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