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Elijah's chair - כסא אליהו Kisei Eliyahu Hanavi

  • A special chair is prepared at every bris in honor of Eliyohu HaNavi, Elijah the Prophet, which is located to the right of the sandek.

  • The child is placed on this chair while the mohel recites certain blessings.

  • The father then lifts the child and places it in the lap of the sandek.

  • Elijah serves a spiritual purpose at the bris: He is a positive energy force coming to take the place of the Evil Prosecutor. As mentioned earlier, the greater the mitzvah, the more the unholy forces attempt to place accusations upon the Jew, and, ultimately to prevent him from fulfilling the mitzvah. Elijah transforms the prosecutor into a defense attorney, so to speak. The purpose of his arrival is to remove all negative energy.

  • However, in order for Elijah to be present, we must physically summon and announce his presence and designate a special chair for him.

 

 

 

Elijah's chair - כסא אליהו Kisei Eliyahu Hanavi

Elijah the Prophet, according to Jewish tradition, attends all circumcisions in order to protect and bless the child. It is customary to honor him by preparing a chair for him to the right of the sandek’s chair. The reason the sandek’s chair is to the left of Elijah’s is based on the Talmudic saying that a student walks on his teacher’s left.One of the assembled is honored with placing the child upon Elijah’s chair, so that Elijah should bless the child.Elijah does not attend a bris unless he is summoned. For that reason, there are various prayers and blessings to summon and acknowledge his presence.

A special chair is prepared at every bris in honor of Eliyohu HaNavi, Elijah the Prophet, which is located to the right of the sandek.
A special chair is prepared at every bris in honor of Eliyohu HaNavi, Elijah the Prophet, which is located to the right of the sandek.

Available in the New York Tri-State area and beyond

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Preparing the Bris

Mazel Tov on the birth of your new child! May you merit bringing him into the covenant of Abraham.

 

Congratulations! You have chosen to use Rabbi Nechemia Markovits as the Mohel to perform the circumcision for your son.

 

Many people contact the Mohel well before the baby is born in order to become familiar with the many details involved in a Jewish circumcision (Bris Milah) and ceremony.

 

  1. Please submit the information form [here]

  2. Upon receipt of your information you will receive a "Bris-Milah package" which includes: Bris-Milah Parent Guide, forms to fill out and checklist of items that you will need to prepare for the Bris Milah .

  3. Upon the birth your child please contact Rabbi Markovits to finalize plans.