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The power of the Sandak

When realizing the brit milah, the sandak holds a place of great honor and responsibility. The sandak is the person who holds the baby during the circumcision ceremony, providing physical and emotional support. This role is often given to a respected family member (often one of the grandparents), symbolizing their deep connection to the child and family. The presence of a sandak enhances the spiritual significance of the event, as it is believed that the person chosen for this role gains special merit and blessings. Serving as a sandak is a profound honor, reflecting the communal and religious importance of the brit milah in Jewish tradition.

Here you have a short video about the importance of this role in the Bris.

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