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Dovid Zaklikowski

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Dovid Zaklikowski is a freelance journalist living in Brooklyn. Dovid and his wife Chana Raizel are the proud parents of four: Motti, Meir, Shaina & Moshe Binyomin.
What and Why The community attends a festive meal in honor of the brit, ritual circumcision. Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh Deah 265:12 The meal is held in order to add to the joyous occasion and for the Divine commandment to be cherished. Machzor Vitry. This cust...
When is the brit milah performed?
The preferred day and time the circumcision is performed and why.
The festive gathering on the Friday night following the birth and the custom that the father is called up to the Torah.
The day of the brit milah
On the morning of the brit, ritual circumcision, the father immerses in a mikvah, a ritual bath. Sidur Yaavetz. Although he may taste some food, it is customary that the father of the child does not sit down to an entire meal prior to the circumcision. In...
What is the chair of Elijah? Why do we use it? How is the baby welcomed?
Escorting the baby to his circumcision
Who are the parents’ messengers? Why do we use messengers? What do they do?
Performing the Bris Milah
The father of the infant stands next to the mohel, the one who will perform the circumcision. The father picks up the surgical knife and hands it to the mohel, stating that he appoints the mohel as his deputy to perform the brit milah, the circumcision. S...
Who performs the circumcision? How does he prepare?
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