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The traditional religious rite—the Brith Milah—of circumcision as practised by Jews; it is performed by the 8th day of life, not by a physician, but rather by a mohel, pron moil
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Central to the brit milah ceremony is the inclusion of the male infant into the covenant between Abraham and God.
The priests' motivations for fashioning the circumcision mandate as they did were likely multiple, but the result was a singular new Jewish mandate, a religious rite that would become a defining feature of Jewish faith, the practice of circumcising an infant son on his eighth day of life: the brit milah.
A mohel must perform the brit milah without harming the child.
He will turn the occasion of the performance of the mitzvah of brit milah into a special and wonderful day that parents will never forget.
Hartmann's claim that brit milah inflicts "lifelong spiritual injury" retreads anti-Semitic propaganda of the Nazi period.
currency to a $140-per-day fine until the boy undergoes brit milah.
Yesterday we celebrated a brit milah (ritual circumcision --ed.
In Europe, where religious circumcision itself stands on shakier ground in public opinion, some fear that the MBP controversy could imperil the broader right to practice brit milah, as the circumcision rite is known in Hebrew.
net, suspicions were aroused after a number of senior rabbis from the Haifa area were present at a brit milah performed by L.
No Jewish source interviewed for this article advocated government regulation of any aspect of brit milah.
Ordinarily, a brit milah, Hebrew for "covenant of circumcision," is held on the eighth day of a boy's life, at home in front of family and friends.
An 8-day-old baby suffered an amputation of a portion of the ventral glans of his penis at a Jewish brit milah circumcision ceremony, or bris, at a private residence.