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sandek

(ˈsɑnˌdɛk)
n
(Judaism) Judaism a man who holds a baby that is being circumcised
[Hebrew]
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ISLAMABAD -- Senate Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping on Monday expressed displeasure over the theft of railway track from Sandek to Wall Badin in Balochistan.
Sandek K, Andersson T, Bratel T, Hellstrom G, Lagerstrand L.
The mohel came early with supplies, including the razor-sharp izmel and two ornate chairs that he placed by the piano facing the bay window, for the spirit of Elijah and the Sandek, who held the baby during the circumcision.
Cada escena virtual, inspirada en el trabajo de celebres fotografos, como el checo Jan Sandek o los franceses Pierre y Gilles, entre otros, es una deslumbrante instalacion donde se combinan todas las artes visuales con el arte del vestuario de la estupenda Eiko Ishioka (disenadora del vestuario del Dracula de Coppola) que parte de una vision del arte samurai con el renacimiento.
The Sandek is a Godfather but there is also a Kvater (Gott-vater) who brings the to-be-circumcised infant to the mohel, circumcisor.
The Sandek holds the infant's legs during the actual circumcision procedure.
Hauptman cites three examples of change in note 29 of her article (women studying Jewish law; women being a sandek and who is a heresh [deaf-mute]) which she indicates "demonstrate" change in legal practices analogous to the change required to allow women to be communal prayer leaders.