The night before the bris
Bris Yitzchak – Prayers and Tikkun consisting of Torah portions and prayers to be recited the night before a bris milah, as well as the order of prayers for bris milah, including piyutim and brachos.
This copy also includes the order of circumcision for
“Anusim (Marranos) who came from Spain and Portugal” (p. 12a), the order of circumcision and immersion for converts, the order of circumcision of slaves, orphans and illegitimate children.
There is a dedication in Portuguese at the beginning of the sefer in honor of mohalim by the publisher Shlomo Levi Maduro.
At the end of the sefer is a rare listing of mohalim who were active in Amsterdam, as well as those serving the Portuguese congregation throughout the world. Includes names in Surinam, South America, Curacao in the Caribbean, Hamburg, Germany and Bayonne, France, as well as the dates when they began to serve as mohalim.
There is an engraving of a bris milah on the title page, and on the last page, an illustration of a bowl of warm water for washing the baby. (In the past, the baby was washed before and after the bris in warm water (Shabbos 134b)).
Edited by Yitzchak Hakohen Belinfante, with an approbation of the rabbi of the Sephardic Congregation in Amsterdam, Rabbi Shlomo Shalem.
Amsterdam, 1768. , 17,  leaves. Page size: 15 cm. Restoration of minor tears. Good condition. New fine leather binding.
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