Rabbi Gil Leeds, C.M. - Bay Area Mohel - 510-730-2747

A Caring and Professional Certified Traditional Mohel

What is a Brit Milah - Bris?

The word "Brit" means covenant and "Brit Milah" refers to the pact which G-d formed with Abraham, the first Jew, promising to make a Great nation from him when he circumcised himself, as the Torah states: "This is My covenant that you shall observe between Me and you and your children after you, to circumcise your every male. You shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall become the sign of a covenant between Me and you" (Genesis 17:10-11).

So "Brit Milah" or "circumcision" is more than just a circular incision - it's an eternal connection with our Creator.