Re: Godparents? #galicia


Odeda Zlotnick
 

To add to the above, which is correct, an alternative explanation:  at times another - often younger (or childless) couple is also involved.  The wife will take the baby from the mother (who is in the woman's gallery) will hand him to her own husband, who will then hand him to the Sandek.  This couple are the "kvatters" - and preforming this role is supposed to make sure they will have children of their own.

I see "google translate" translates kvatter to godfather - so maybe that's what happened when the document was translated.

Moses may have been Hersch Leib's uncle - same generation as his mother.

Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

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