Reuven Yerachmiel ben Avraham Yaakov
It's been a very emotional day, and this is the first time I have been online at all.
Some of you might have kept track and realized that today is the 8th day since my grandson was born, and therefore surmised that his Brith Mila (circumcision) took place today. Jewish baby boys are named at their circumcision.
The picture at the top is my Dad z"l with me when I was about 10 months old (kind of funny because it was Mom a"h who played the piano and not Dad).
The picture at the bottom is my newest grandson, who is now named Reuven Yerachmiel after my Dad.
While I was prepared for that, the thing for which I was unprepared was that my son called me to give the name at the Brith....
And my son is named after my father's father, which means that my grandson will God willing be called to the Torah in 13 years less one week in the exact same way that my father was.
May all of you have the nachath (good feeling and overwhelmingly so) that I got from my children today.
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