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Why is it necessary to use a "Mohel" to perform the Brit Milah?

Standard medical circumcision is different than the Jewish ritual of "Circumcision" with regards to both its surgical aspects and its intended...

Who is obligated to arrange a Jewish child's circumcision?

The obligation to circumcise a Jewish boy falls upon the father. In a case where the father is not present or fails to arrange for the circumcision, the...

Is there a gift that is appropriate for a Brit?

As a good friend it may be thoughtful to come to the Brit with a gift. A nice gift may be something like an infant's outfit or perhaps the parents have...

Is there an obligation to circumcise the child of a Gentile mother and Jewish father?

A Jew is obligated to circumcise his Jewish child. However, Jewish law states1 that Judaism follows the mother and if the mother is non-Jewish then...

Why isn't there a corresponding "circumcision" ceremony for a girl?

Jewish tradition holds the woman in the greatest esteem. Our Sages taught us that women are more similar to the Creator than men. Just as G-d created the...

Who can be a Mohel?

The Mohel who performs the ritual circumcision is a person who has received specialized training in the medical and ritual aspects of the brit. The...

Can we use an MD certified mohel for our son's brit milah?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? soon2Bmom: Hi Rabbi Shlomo. I'm pregnant, due soon, and...

Yvonne: what does "mazal tov" mean?

Rabbi Tilles: Shalom-Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment. You can start typing your question if you like. Yvonne: what does "mazal tov" mean Yvonne: I...

Why is a baby's name given in the synagogue?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?David: why wait to name a baby in the TempleRabbi Shlomo Chein:...

What is the meaning of the name “Michal”?

Mi-cha-el (Michael in English) means “Who is like G-d” – Mi = who; cha (gutteral ch- as in Chanukah) = like; E-l = G-d. I am not sure...