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Mazal Tov! It’s a Boy!
After months of pregnancy, comes the excitement of birth. And within just a few days, preparations for the brit.
Brit Milah - Step by Step
A shortened description of the Brit Milah ceremony, step by step.
Brit Milah- FAQs
When is the brit milah performed? How does one choose a mohel? How much should one pay the mohel? Answers to these questions and more on the Brit Milah FAQ page.
When and Where
When should you schedule the brit? Where should you have it? At home? At the hospital? In shul? In a wedding hall?
Choosing a mohel
How do you know if a mohel is qualified? What is a “licensed” mohel? Can your M.D. do the procedure?
Choosing a name
Jewish tradition ascribes great importance to one’s name. Read here about Hebrew names and their meanings.
It is a custom to honor a few close relatives and friends with roles to play at the brit. Learn here what is expected.
Customs before the Brit
How to make a Shalom Zachar. What is Tikun Eliahu, and why do we bring children to the house the night before?
The Day of the Brit
All seems ready. You’ve prepared the baby as the mohel instructed. What else is there to do?
What does it consist of? Different community customs. What will be read, and what should be said?
How should you care for your baby after the brit?. What warning signs should you watch for in the very rare instances when follow-up medical care may be needed.
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