B’rit milah (convenant of circumcision), also known as a bris, is a religious ritual in which male babies are formally welcomed into the Jewish people on the 8thday of life.  A mohel performs the circumcision at the b’rit milah ceremony, which also includes prayers to welcome the child into the Jewish people, the formal announcing of the child’s Jewish or Hebrew name, and additional blessings. For more information on the ceremony, click here.

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