Why do jewish men need to be circumcised


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Why do jewish men need to be circumcised

  1. 1. Why Do Jewish Men Need To Be Circumcised?
  2. 2. <ul><li>Circumcision: The Custom </li></ul><ul><li>Brit milah (read as “bris miloh” in Ashkenazi) is a Hebrew term for the Jewish circumcision ritual. This is a religious ceremony performed by a mohel on eight day old infants. Jewish circumcision is the process of removing the foreskin from the penis by a mohel . This procedure is one of the most well-known Jewish customs. The circumcision rite is done as part of the observance of the relationship between God and a Jewish boy. It has been a Jewish tradition to name the boy after his bris. The Judaism patriarch Abraham is mentioned as the first patron of Jewish circumcision, and this suggests that the rite dates back to the biblical times. According to the book of </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Genesis, God appeared to Abraham when he was 99 years old. According to the holy book, God ordered Abraham to have all men including himself circumcised as a sign of covenant. </li></ul><ul><li>Originally, it is the fathers who were commanded to circumcise their sons, but eventually, the sacred duty was transferred to a Mohel. A Mohel is the one who does the circumcision. He is a Jewish Rabbi that has been trained to safely do the practice of “brit milah” or covenant of circumcision. The Bris Milah involves three important stages. The stages are the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blessing and circumcision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kiddush and naming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seudat Mitzvah </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Baby boys undergo the ceremony on their eighth day of existence even if this day falls on the Shabbat. The only exception for the ceremony is when the baby is ill and could not safely undergo the procedure. The venue is usually the parent’s home but a synagogue or other location is fine. The ceremony cannot proceed without any of the following: the father, the Sandek, and the Mohel. The Sandek is a person assigned to hold the male infant during the course of the ceremony. Any male relative (grandparent, brother, cousin, etc) or male friend of the father can act as a Sandek. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The circumcision rite begins when the mother of the baby boy gives him to the Kvatterin. The Kvatterin is what the Jewish people call the baby boy’s godmother. The Kvatterin brings the baby to the room where the ceremony will be held. The Kvatterin hands the baby boy over to the Kvatter . The child’s godfather is called Kvatter in Jewish. The baby is customarily greeted by the guests by saying “Baruch HaBa”, a Hebrew saying meaning “Blessed be he who comes”. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Sandek then accepts the baby. It is the duty of the Sandek to carry the baby during the whole ceremony.Before the actual circumcision is performed, the Mohel says the blessing speech. Once the procedure is finished, the father of the baby boy shall recite another blessing message to give thanks to God. The response of the guests is this: As he entered into the covenant, so may he be introduced to the study of Torah, to the wedding canopy, and to good deeds. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The wine shall be blessed in a rite called Kiddush. While the prayer is being spoken, a drop of wine is placed in the mouth of the baby. A longer prayer will follow that will give him his name. Seudat mitzvah means “commanded meal” in Hebrew. This is a required meal in Judaism served after a commandment, like brit milah, is fulfilled. It is the belief that sharing a meal is a bonding experience giving praise to the covenant between God and the Jewish people. It is the celebration of a new life. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Author: Mohel Rabbi Avrohom Rubin </li></ul><ul><li>For More Information Visit: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mohel-bris.com </li></ul>