Sephardic Haftarah in Ashkenazic Context


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Can one adopt the Sephardic custom of haftarah reading for one week to accommodate a bar mitzvah?


I think it should be totally fine, based on Iggerot Moshe OH 1:103. Rav Moshe Feinstein lets a bar mitzvah boy who prepared one haftarah say it another week when Sephardim read that same haftarah, as the bar mitzvah boy wasn’t be able to say it the week of due to another boy’s bar mitzvah.  Since it at was the appropriate haftarah for that Shabbat according to Rambam, that practice/minhag could be relied on in this case.

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