Brit Bat: birth ceremonies for girls

This beautiful booklet will explain the wonderful custom of welcoming daughters to our families and communities. Guiding you from the preparation and planning stages through to the specifics of the liturgy and ritual options available to you, this booklet is sure to be a helpful resource for all families.

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Not a Jewish Birth Story

How an unnecessarily mean mohel cast a dark shadow over a mother’s brightest day.

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Shuls Face Hard Questions about Non-Jews

A news article about the role non-Jewish members of interfaith families are playing at many of today?s Conservative synagogues.

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Pregnancy and Birth Ceremonies

Information on Jewish baby-naming ceremonies, bris, circumcision, baptism

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Our Son’s Naming Ceremony

Personal narrative from an interfaith couple who decided on a naming ceremony, instead of a bris, for their son.

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Is Heaven Denied to an Unbaptized Child: For Catholic Parents with Jewish Children

Clarification of the Catholic Church’s position on baptism, Heaven and the Jewish people.

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Two Sons (One Circumcised and One Not), a Scottish Presbyterian Husband, and Me (the Jewish Mother)

Personal narrative from a Modern Orthodox woman married to a Scottish Presbyterian on the complicated reasons why one son is circumcized and the other isn?t.

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Is Their Baby Really Jewish?

A Q&A reprinted from The Forward’s Seesaw Column

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How Do I Tell Him I Want Bris?

A Q&A about a woman’s struggle to tell her husband she wants a bris for their son

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Pass the Bris

A mother-to-be struggles with whether or not to have her son circumcised.

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