Mazel Tov on the birth of your son! Brit Milah is one of the oldest traditions observed by Jews today. It is a beautiful ceremony that connects your child and your family to God, to the Jewish people and to the traditions of the past. Brit Milah represents a celebration of the birth of your child, a Covenant with God, a celebration of our past and the hope for a bright future.
The biblical source for Brit Milah is from the Torah.
And God said to Abraham, "As for you, you shall keep my Covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. This is My Covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised. You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be a sign of the Covenant between Me and you. He that is eight days old among you shall be circumcised; every male throughout your generations..."
The Jewish people have continued to observe Brit Milah through the generations, and the rite of circumcision has become a profound symbol of connection to the Jewish community. It is a physical sign attesting to a covenant of the heart. Jews throughout history have risked persecution and even their lives to complete this rite of passage.
The Brit Milah ceremony welcomes your new son into the Jewish community. The mitzvah of circumcision connects families across the generations and around the globe. It will be my honor to perform your son's Bris in a way that helps you and your family feel connected to each other and the Jewish community at large. I embrace all who desire a spiritual, respectful and loving Bris for their son.
-Dr. Sarah Grope