Drama: Father Runs Off with Baby at Bris in Front of Rav Chaim Kanievsky

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An exceptional event took place on Tuesday afternoon at the Lederman Shul on Rechov Rashbam in Bnei Brak, where three brisos were slated to be held, with Rav Chaim Kanievsky being honored with sandeka’us at each of them.

When the time came for the second bris to be held, the father of a baby, a secular man wearing a baseball cap, arrived. As the baby was being brought toward Rav Chaim, the father saw the mohel, Rabbi Nachum Diamant, and he began to shout, “Does mohel know what he’s doing?”

The father then said, “I want to do the redeeming of Kapparos without slaughtering the chicken. I do not want the baby to be touched.” At that point, the baby was removed from the shul by the father.

Despite many pleas, the father refused to return to the shul, while the mother of the baby sat and cried, upset that her baby son would not enter into the covenant of Avrohom Avinu.

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{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Why is this story posted ?! Furthermore even if the editors feel it’s news worthy, why the pictures?! Where oh where is the decency ? Oh does that not exist when the “hock” is just too juicy. Whatever the issue or struggle the father has or had, it’s not the world’s business.

    • Nah. Men are villains. Women need to be empowered and shown to be right. This has become Matzav.com’s position and, rightfully so!


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