Sefardim make it the night before a bris.
Anyone know exactly what they do there?
Perhaps their version of a “vacht nacht”.
Selected portions of the Zohar are read followed by pizmonim (special songs). Light snacks and drinks are served.
Sefardic version of Vacht Nacht.
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.
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?
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.
ohh kk thanx for clarifying… cuz my bros all excitd to start on his 40th bday… ( hes eleven!!)
zohar is a book of kabbalah
“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/