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When is a baby boy given his Jewish name?

A boy is normally named at his circumcision. However, if the child is sick (the brit is delayed) and there is a need for a name to be able to pray on the...

Which parent chooses the names of the children?

There are different customs regarding the right of naming the first child. In some communities it is considered the father's right to choose the name for...

Which Jewish name should I choose for my child?

It is customary to name children after a relative or a Tzaddik1 who has passed away2. If a child is born on a holiday, some have the custom of naming it...

Yael: I'd like to know the significance of my name, Yael.

Rabbi Dov Schochet: Welcome... What's on your mind today? Yael: I'd like to know the significance of my name, Yael. A rabbi gave me this name...

Adult Circumcision

Rabbi Isser Weisberg: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Matityahu: Brit milah. It's quite personal. Matityahu:...

What is done with the foreskin after the circumcision?

It is not kept. In accordance with Jewish law -- regarding any severed part of the body -- it is buried.

What does the name Nathan (or Nosson) mean?

Rabbi Backman: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...Harriet: I need a simple Hebrew translation.Harriet: What does the name "Nathan" mean...

Is it proper to name two siblings after the same grandparent?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto, ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment... Gramps: Good Morning, Rabbi. My question concerns baby...

Why is a child circumcised on the eighth day of his life?

Mrs. Shulamit Tilles: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?peanut: Hi.peanut: Why is a child circumcised on the eighth day of his...

What is the significance of Circumcision?

Rabbi Shlomo: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Steven:  hi rabbi I am here with my friend and we were...