Despite the relative newness and great varieties of welcoming ceremonies for girls, a basic structure appears to have emerged.
10 things to know about--and think about--when planning a brit milah ceremony.
Circumcision, with all its pain, reminds us of our partnership with God and the pain of fixing a broken world.
Jewish traditions for selecting a child's name.
Shifting views and philosophies about the Jewish practice of circumcising baby boys on the eighth day of life.
Rabbis Without Borders
A name is a very powerful thing in Jewish tradition.
The Torah chronicles the pain of infertility — and the ongoing hope for a child.
How women figure into the male-oriented covenant that begins with Abraham and circumcision.
Rabbinic readings of biblical stories suggest some pitfalls to be avoided in raising children.
Health & Wellness
The Seder Kabbalat Akharoot is a new ritual for accepting the loss of the dream for a biological child.
The ceremony of the "redemption" of the first-born son.
A selection of laws and stories about brit milah.