Sunday, April 23, 2006

אוי איז דאס א סנדק



David BG as Sandek at a Bris in the '50s in Israel. The Mohel is Rabbi Yakov Yosef Raskin, father of Leibel and yblch"t Dovid.

(photo courtesy of Shturem)

9 comments:

Moshiach Now said...

Nebach the poor child. Erliche Yidden are usually makpid to have a sandek a yerei shomayim - as the seforim hakedoshim say that he has an influence upon the neshama of the rach hanimol. Having this ocher yisroel BG as sandek is definitely no segula for this.

Mottel said...

look . . . at least it was Lubavitcher Shechita ;-)

baalbatish said...

Who is the child and where is he now?

Hirshel Tzig said...

MosiachNow

obviously the father of the child was not an "erlicher Yid", other wise he wouldn't take DBG as sandek. The point is that Raskin saw it as his duty to be Maleh Yiddishe Kinder no matter who the sandek may be, and how bad the picture may look.

zezmir said...

Once we're talking about Mohalim again... what would Pesach Krohn have done? Any different?
BTW, Is it known who the child was? maybe an einikel?

Anonymous said...

Krohn probably would've said: pay me double and no pictures!

Kurenitzer said...

My rabbi Rav Shimon Romm ZT:l Rosh yeshiva at RIETS publically preached that the greatest Jew of the 20th century was BG.
Perhaps a guzma , but BG had the temerity to proclaim a Jewish state , was responsible for the Klita of thousands of homeless Jews (Yesh dorshin legnai especially from those sitting in Brooklyn) built the IDF into a strong force vechuli vchuli cetainly amore impressive record than many of our American jewish leaders.
By the way as far as I know BG was a honest man and did not send money off to Switzerland or involve in other larceny. himself

Anonymous said...

Who did the metzitzah?

Anonymous said...

הלואי לייבל יבדל לחיים טובים. ער האט דאך נפטר געווארן