January 25, 2013 2:03 pm at 2:03 pm #607948
Sefardim make it the night before a bris.
Anyone know exactly what they do there?
January 25, 2013 2:19 pm at 2:19 pm #924276
Perhaps their version of a “vacht nacht”.
January 25, 2013 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #924277
Selected portions of the Zohar are read followed by pizmonim (special songs). Light snacks and drinks are served.
January 25, 2013 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #924278
Sefardic version of Vacht Nacht.
January 26, 2013 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #924279
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.
January 27, 2013 12:56 am at 12:56 am #924280
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?
January 27, 2013 2:50 am at 2:50 am #924281
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.
January 27, 2013 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm #924282
ohh kk thanx for clarifying… cuz my bros all excitd to start on his 40th bday… ( hes eleven!!)
January 27, 2013 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #924283
zohar is a book of kabbalah
January 27, 2013 5:59 pm at 5:59 pm #924284
“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/
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