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Jewish Baby Naming for Boys and Girls: How Does it Work?

Jewish Baby Naming: Choose Hebrew Names for Bris or Brit Bat Jewish babies are given a Hebrew name shortly after they are born. For baby boys, there is an urgency because the Jewish baby naming usually coincides with the bris (brit milah in Hebrew) which occurs exactly eight days after he is born. Jewish baby …

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Bris Outfits: What Should Your Baby Wear At The Bris?

On the eighth day of a Jewish baby boy’s life, there is a special ceremony called a bris (brit milah in Hebrew) where the newborn boy is circumcised by a mohel – a person trained in performing ritual Jewish circumcisions. Following the ceremony, a feast or luncheon is held in celebration of this important day.  …

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