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Why the Word ‘Brit’ (Covenant) Equals 612
Something Spiritual on Parshat Lech-Lecha
Creating My Own Spiritual Path
A person can be spiritual and even religious without Torah. Why then does Torah insist on a defined set of rules? In addressing this question, an age-old debate between Issac and Ishmael is analyzed, yielding a surprising outcome. (Based on Likutei Sichos vol. 25, p.86.)
Circumcision (Brit Milah)
Practical Parshah - Tazria
This portion provides the Biblical source for the mitzvah of circumcision on the eighth day. What are the specific laws and customs of this life-cycle event?
Circumcision in Jewish Law
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Circumcision in Jewish Law
An Overview of Brit Milah
A mohel (expert in circumcision) gives an overview of some of the technical as well as symbolic aspects of circumcision.
The Eternal Covenant
The Mitzvah of Brit Milah
Why is circumcision the first mitzvah that G-d gave Abraham? This class explores the meaning and many other facets of this essential mitzvah.
Behind Elijah’s Chair at a Circumcision
Parsha Curiosities: Lech-Lecha
A fascinating exposé of the traditional chair universally designated for the Prophet Elijah at a Brit Milah ceremony. This lecture begins by fleshing out the spiritual character and impact engendered by sacred circumcision. We then proceed to peel away historical layers of deep meaning as we trace the surprising origins of the proverbial participation of Elijah a.k.a. the Covenantal Angel. Ultimately, you’ll see why all of this is as relevant as quantum physics, and makes all the difference today!
The Kabbalah of Brit Milah
A detailed journey into the mystical meaning of bris milah, the mitzvah of circumcision.
Laws on Brit Millah, Part 1
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
Bris Milah for Soviet Jewry
10 Shevat, 5749 · January 16, 1989
Reb Avraham Genin, a member of the underground network of Chabad Chassidim in the Soviet Union, visits the Rebbe.
What Really Matters
We spend our whole lives trying to elevate ourselves above and beyond the mundaneness of day-to-day material wellbeing. In fact, it’s such an important part of being a Jew, that we demonstrate our commitment to it in the first days of our life.
All in the Right Time
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky serves as rabbi of the Chabad community in Rechovot, Israel. He was part of a special delegation of emissaries sent by the Rebbe to Israel, where he married and raised a family. When his newborn son had jaundice, he feared that he would not be able to have the Bris on time. He asked for a blessing from the Rebbe, but only later discovered the care and attention the Rebbe had given him. (1989)
On the Origins and Purpose of the Human Race
We were created to partner with G-d
Reflections on
In a mitzvah, action comes first
With Whom Do We Celebrate at a Bris?
Something Spiritual on Tazria
Sacrificing for Our Children
A powerful story on a mother’s devotion to doing a bris for her son and the takeaway for parenting and educating children in our times.
Above Nature
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Above Nature
Soul Boost for Parshat Tazria
Parshah Mnemonics: Lech-Lecha
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Lech-Lecha contains 126 verses and the mnemonic are the words ‘nimolu’ (circumcised) and ‘machnadvay’. Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the parshah.
Daily Mitzvah, Day 34: Grace After Meals, Part 4 & Circumcision, Part 1
Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 34 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
Daily Mitzvah, Day 35: Circumcision, Part 2 & Nusach HaTefilah, Part 1
Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 35 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
Laws on Brit Millah, Part 2
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
Laws on Brit Millah, Part 3
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
Can You Have a Bris at Night?
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Can You Have a Bris at Night?
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 17, Tazria
Before they left Egypt, G-d got the Jews to break the laws of Torah to circumcise themselves at night. It was a momentous introduction to a completely supernatural Exodus.
Brit Milah and Pidyon Haben
The mitzvah of circumcision and redeeming the firstborn son
Why is a male child circumcised at eight days? Why isn’t a female circumcised? What is a Pidyon Haben celebration, and why do we do it?
A Mystical View on Baby Naming and Circumcision
Life’s journeys through the lens of kabbalah
What is the significance of a Jewish name, and do our names define who we are? Why do we need to do a "brit" (circumcision) and what happens spiritually at that time?
A Mother and a Mohel
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A Mother and a Mohel
Practical Parshah - Shemot
The unusual circumstances of Moses’ son’s brit milah (circumcision) and what it teaches us about how that mitzvah may be performed -- and by whom.
An Act of Connection
On the Meaning of the Mitzvah
Discourse on Bris Milah
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Discourse on Bris Milah
Torah Ohr - B'Etzem Hayom Hazeh
This chasidic discourse by the Alter Rebbe is customarily studied in honor of a bris milah and gives mystical insights into the significance of that mitzvah.
Naming the Baby
13 Tammuz, 5732-1972
Naming a baby is done exclusively by the parents. Blessings and L’chaim to the Brit - ritual circumcision.
Covenant of Abraham
There is no need to persuade a Jew to become circumcised; he surely desires to do so on his own.
Circumcision is the first commandment given by G-d to Abraham, the first Jew, and is central to Judaism.
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