What is the origin of a grandfather opening the ark if his daughter is pregnant? I am familiar with the custom for the husband to receive this honor in Shul.

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    never heard of either custom - care ot provide a source? Sep 19 '19 at 11:17
  • There is a custom brought down in the name of the Rashba to open the aron for anin zemiros
    – sam
    Sep 19 '19 at 12:54
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    I've heard that the reason the husband of a pregnant woman gets Pesicha is because it's a Segulah for an easy childbirth (something like: the Aron being opened symbolizes the womb 'opening' to let the child come out easily). Now, I'm no expert in how Segulah transfers work, but I don't see why the same reason wouldn't apply to the father of the pregnant woman too. Sep 19 '19 at 13:38

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