Is there any problem with someone receiving smicha privately from your father. I’m not asking about A Rosh yeshiva who’s son attends the yeshiva. I’ve heard from a few people this is not a good smicha. Any have any info on it?
Anyone with smicha themselves has the halachic right to convey smicha on anyone else.
A man doesn’t have to have any education/qualification to receive a smicha?
LB- no one said that. Whoever is granting him the semicha is doing it based on his education/qualification. But Joseph is saying that person can happen to be his own father just like it can be someone else.
LU: Lol!!! Thank you. I guess I took Joseph’s words way too literally. That makes sOOOOooo much more sense. You’re a lifesaver 🙂
Is the question about a conflict of interest then with the father giving his son smicha?
What about in the olden times when communities were clustered? Why wouldn’t the father have given his son smicha if he could?
I don’t think it would have raised questions unless for some reason the particular rav raised questions amongst the community.