Newborn Ceremonies

Pidyon Haben

The ceremony of the "redemption" of the first-born son.

Rabbinic Sources on Circumcision

A selection of laws and stories about brit milah.

The Meaning of Pidyon Haben

Redemption of the first-born son is an act of gratitude and humility.

Brit Milah: The Biblical Origins

Where the circumcision covenant comes from.

Contemporary Issues in Baby Ceremonies

Circumcision debates and intermarriage

Historic Rituals for Welcoming Jewish Daughters

Long before the creation of contemporary ceremonies for girls, some Jewish communities had special customs.

Jewish Celebrity Baby Name Quiz

If you’ve been reading our weekly Kid-dish, this Jewish celebrity baby name quiz should be a breeze.

Quiz: Newborn Ceremonies

How much do you know about Jewish ceremonies for new baby boys and girls?

Circumcision Quiz

How well do you know your way around a circumcision? Find out here!

Jewish Baby Names

Hebrew and Jewish names for your new baby--from Aaron to Zohar.