A template for an alternative secular Jewish ceremony to welcome a son with no circumcision.
Reprinted professional advice on how to pick a mohel, how a bris works, when it occurs and what you’ll need for it.
Ideas for sample readings for a bris or circumcision or other Jewish birth or baby-naming ceremony.
Different ideas for the order of rituals for an interfaith birth ceremony.
There are no rules in the Jewish tradition for how to name a child. Jews from different parts of the world follow different, sometimes contrary practices.
Versions of the Five Senses Ceremony, a Jewish birth ceremony.
Kiddush, the Hebrew blessing over the wine, and Hamotzi, the Hebrew blessing over bread.
Additional ideas for an interfaith, Jewish baby naming ceremony.
Professional view from a Reform outreach director–and convert to Judaism–discussing her parents’ anxieties over their grandchildren’s circumcision.
A brief summary of the debate over Jewish ritual circumcision.