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Ask The Rabbi: Who Should Hold the Baby?

Question: Hi Rabbi, we are expecting our first child – a boy. How do we decide who should be Sandak (the person who holds the baby at the circumcision)? Each of our fathers wants the honor. But it’s stressing my wife out! Any advice you have about how to decide whom to choose, while also avoiding family politics and drama, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. AskTheRabbi.org answered: Firstly, may God ...

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