I had the distinct privilege of performing both of my son’s Britot. Since I am a mohel in Jerusalem, they were far from the first nor will they be the last I will do — and I wouldn’t have missed them for the world. Being surrounded by family and friends, having my father and then father-in-law serve as the Sandek (the person who holds the baby during the ceremony), was deeply meaningful. Other than the Simchat Bat of each of my daughters, little has compared. Serving as the mohel, the one who brought them into the covenant, has left an indelible mark on my consciousness.
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