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Anyone Know What A 'Zohar' Is? (Night Before Bris)

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  1. Yenta
    Member

    Sefardim make it the night before a bris.

    Anyone know exactly what they do there?

    Please advise.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. Naysberg
    Joseph

    Perhaps their version of a "vacht nacht".

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. MadisonJew
    Member

    Selected portions of the Zohar are read followed by pizmonim (special songs). Light snacks and drinks are served.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. oomis
    Best Bubby EVER

    Sefardic version of Vacht Nacht.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. Toi
    beware the cleats

    its called a brit yitzchak. parts of the zohar are split among the people who come and everyone reads. usually refreshmnents are served. then ...drum role... a small ornate sword/dagger is waved over the kid to destroy mazikim. what up.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. ThePurpleOne
    OMG!!! i got like a delciously purpleberrylicious subttl. this is lik totaly x normal

    but isnt it halacha that u cud only learn zohar if ur over age 40? so how cud e/o listen to zohar being read?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. Avi K
    Member

    I have never seen anything waved over the baby. In fact, the baby is not even present. The men read portions from the Zohar regarding berit mila and then eat so as to say each of the food brachot.There is no halacha that one must be 40. Many say that one must be 40 to learn Kabbala but the Chafetz Chaim and Rav Mordechai Eliahu say that this does not apply to just reading from the Zohar.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. ThePurpleOne
    OMG!!! i got like a delciously purpleberrylicious subttl. this is lik totaly x normal

    ohh kk thanx for clarifying... cuz my bros all excitd to start on his 40th bday... ( hes eleven!!)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. ShiraTobala
    Blocked

    zohar is a book of kabbalah

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. Showjoe
    Member

    "Many say that one must be 40 to learn Kabbala but the Chafetz Chaim and Rav Mordechai Eliahu say that this does not apply to just reading from the Zohar."

    obviously, or else how would everybody under 40 be able to say /brich shmie/ when taking out the Torah, the portion is from the /zohar/

    Posted 1 year ago #

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