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Brit Milah FAQ

What is a Brit Milah - Bris?

The word "Brit" means covenant and "Brit Milah" refers to the pact which G-d formed with Abraham.

How Do We Select the Best Mohel for Our Son?

When selecting the best Mohel for your son, it goes without saying that you want a mohel that will do a perfect job.

Why is a Brit Milah (Bris) Performed on the 8th Day?

Did you ever wonder why the Brit Milah is done on the 8th day of a baby's life?

How to Choose a Proper Hebrew Name?

Our Sages tell us that the name of an individual reflects his character and essence.

What Happens in a Brit Milah (Bris) Ceremony?

Kvater, Miyad Liyad, Kisay shel Eliyahu / Me'al Hakisay, Birchat Kohanim, Sandek, Shaliach, Me'al HaSandek/Sandak MeUmad...

What are the Medical Benefits of a Brit Milah (Bris)?

In 2007, the World Health Organization announced that "...Circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection by approximately 60%."

What is an Adult Brit Milah (Bris)?

The Mitzvah of circumcision is to be done on the 8th day of birth, however most Jewish males from the Former SU have never been circumcised.