what is the meaning of Patrini at the birth of a girl #galicia
Reichman family history in the US
My grandmother’s, Chaje Sara Eigen, birth in 1968 is registered in the metrical books of Brzezany Galicia. There, in the column- Patrini, Nomen- is written Leib Redlich. As far as I know Patrini means Godfather. However, a godfather according to Jewish tradition has a task only at male birth and not at female birth. So, what is the duty or task of the godfather in the present case.
Moshe Fink, Herzliya, Israel
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