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Questions about the Sandek

We just came back from my niece’s Brit Bat which lead to a lot questions regarding our expecting son’s bris. I am not sure who to choose for the Sandek especially since my family is not Jewish. I know it is the highest honor during the bris.

The first person I was thinking was my mom who is not jewish and I do not think she would understand the importance. Then it would be my sister (not Jewish), my husband, and lastly my FIL (who I like but I am not in good terms with MIL).

In all:

Does the Sandek need to be Jewish?

Can it be a woman?

Do we even need a Sandek at all?

Can it be me?

Thank you so much

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