When She Arrives
How can creativity and a sense of commandedness be combined when confronting new ritual needs?
Why the Minyan? Community and Brit Milah
The customary quorum of 10 represents the community and its obligations to the child.
Liturgy, Ritual, and Custom for Babies
Overview of Liturgy, Ritual & Customs for baby ceremonies.
Baby Naming and the Covenant
A covenant ceremony welcomes a child into the community of humanity as a developing moral agent, responsible for working to perfect the world.
Recognizing God’s Presence
When we welcome baby girls into the covenant we allow them to remind us of God's presence in the world.
Some Meanings of Brit Milah
The message to the one who is circumcised: The covenant involves pain and sacrifice as well as honor and sanctity. And it is part of who you are, branded into your flesh at birth.
A Historical View of Pidyon HaBen
From biblical to contemporary times, how Jews have practiced this ceremony of redemption of the first-born.