Jewish Newborn Ceremonies 101
An overview of ceremonies to welcome baby boys and girls.
Planning and Celebrating Your Daughter’s Brit Bat
Parents face many choices in preparing a welcoming ceremony and party for their baby girl.
The Brit Milah (Bris): What You Need to Know
Questions and answers about the circumcision ceremony for Jewish baby boys.
Quiz: Ceremonies for Newborns
How much do you know about welcoming baby boys and girls into the covenant?
The Circumcision Debate
While Jewish critics have arisen in modern times, brit milah is still widely practiced.
A New Welcome for Jewish Daughters
An interview with the author of the only book on welcoming ceremonies for Jewish girls reveals much about contemporary Jewish life.
Interfaith Baby Namings
Planning a ceremony when your family is multi-faith or multi-cultural.
How to Negotiate Jewish Differences
9 tips to help your family get along, even if members observe Judaism differently.
History of Jewish Ceremonies for Baby Girls
Rituals & customs marking the birth of girls have existed since biblical times, but they've blossomed in the past 30 years.
The Elements of a Brit Bat Jewish Welcoming Ceremony
Despite the relative newness and great varieties of welcoming ceremonies for girls, a basic structure appears to have emerged.
Circumcision is a Difficult Rite
Circumcision, with all its pain, reminds us of our partnership with God and the pain of fixing a broken world.
A History of Brit Milah
Shifting views and philosophies about the Jewish practice of circumcising baby boys on the eighth day of life.