By Teresa McMahon
A personal narrative from a non-Jewish woman who agreed to raise her children Jewish, but worried about the bris and struggled with the prohibitions against naming someone after a living relative and holding a baby shower.
By Reverend Walter H. Cuenin
Clarification of the Catholic Church's position on baptism, Heaven and the Jewish people.
By Rabbi Donni C. Aaron
A professional view from the director of the Reform Movement’s Brit Mila Program explaining what ritual circumcision is--and--isn’t, and citations of evidence for the health benefits of a bris.
By George Robinson
Reprinted professional advice on how to pick a mohel, how a bris works, when it occurs and what you’ll need for it.
By Lisa Rosen
A template for an alternative secular Jewish ceremony to welcome a son with no circumcision.
The shehecheyanu prayer in Hebrew, and the shehecheyanu prayer in English.
By Keren R. McGinity
A personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish Irish man about the journey to their daughter’s unique baby-naming ceremony--replete with bagpipes.
By Amy Dominy
Personal narrative of a woman whose non-Jewish in-laws were horrified at her plans for a bris.
By Tracy Hahn-Burkett
Personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish man about their adopted Korean daughter, and the Jewish and Korean birth ceremonies they held for her.
By Dawn Friedman
Personal narrative from a mother who grew up in interfaith family and converted to Judaism, yet did not have her son circumcised even though she is raising him Jewish, because she did not want to harm his body in case as an adult he chooses a religion