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Sandak with a Plexiglas shield

Photo: Shuki Lehrer

Last month, Rav Chaim Kanievsky resumed serving as sandak once again after an eight-month break. And this week, Slabodka Rosh Yeshivah Rav Dov Landau accepted the requests of his grandchildren and agreed to serve as sandak for a new great grandson — but from behind a Plexiglas shield, while wearing gloves.

It was a stirring image, the power of mesorah and connectivity with the past, fused with innovation necessitated by the contemporary reality we’re living through today.

 

(Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 844)

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