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Readings for Discussing the Covenant
Return to the Guide to Birth Ceremonies for Interfaith Families.
We dedicate our child to Torah--to a never-ending fascination with study and learning, With a book, she will never be alone.
We dedicate our child to huppah--to never-ending growth as a human being, capable of giving and receiving love. With loving family and friends, she will never be alone.
We dedicate our child to ma-asim tovim--to a never-ending concern for family and community, justice and charity. While she cares for others, she will never be alone.
Submitted by Mary Litman
Expansion of Blessing for Entering Baby into the Covenant.
Brit or Covenant offers the blessing of belonging--to God, to community, to family, to the earth and is expressed through the living out of specific values
The covenant that we are bringing this baby into is a welcome to the Jewish people and its traditions and a welcome to 's family and their traditions. Just as when and were married, they formed a covenantal partnership between their family traditions, so too now the two of you are part of that inclusive covenant.
(OFFICIANT lists values that have been named by parents.)
Submitted by Rabbi Brian Field