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Zebed Habat is the naming ritual for a daughter.
According to the tefillot from 1950 (and thus the “green tefillot” reprint 1993 page 204-205) the Zebed Habat is done after the 30th day. In none of the older printings this is mentioned.
In Some kehilot (e.g. New York) Zebed Habat is combined with the brikat haGomel for the mother. This combination is sometimes said by the father when he is called to the Torah, but mostly by the mother after the service in front of an open hechal. In Amsterdam, haGomel is always said by the mother herself after the service in front of an open hechal in the presence of a minjan.
Unfortunately, we lost the tradition of Zebed Habat, both the “when” and the “how”. Only the “what” is known, as it is printed in the tefillot. Based on basic understanding of our tradition and how it is done in New York, I reconstructed how it could have been, but it is not certain this is correct.
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