The Maharil writes the reason we say at a Bris, "Hodu
Lashem Ki Tov*",twice, is because the
Gemoro says Arbo'o Tzrichin L'Hodos.
One of the four who need to thank is someone who
gets out of
prison. The baby coming out of the mother's
womb is like coming out of prison.
The second time is for the Mother
In Posen (R.A.Eiger zt"l) they were
Meikal (lenient) on yellow babies.
Brisos were performed on
babies who were light yellow, because most babies from wealthy families are
(Teshuvas R.A.E.Hachodosh #5)
Since Krias Hashem doesn't require a Kos
(wine) R.A.Eiger drank the wine immediately after the Bracha (Asher Kidash
Yedid) before Krias Hashem, so there shouldn't be a Hefsek.
According to the Chasam Sofer (O. Ch 158-9)
The Mohel and all who assist him, have the Segulah
of becoming rich. (not only Sandek ) provided they volunteer (no
The Segulah of Sandeko'os overpowers the
Mazal. Even if someone was born in a Mazal to be a poor
man, can become rich. Therefore we try to spread the Segulah to many people.
All Mohalim were born in the Mazal to be
rich. Therefore there is no need to spread the Segulah. The same Mohel
may perform many Brisos in the same family.
*טוב= מילה, ותרא כי טוב, נולד מהול
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