Birth & Brit Milah

The Laws of Birth & Brit Milah
The laws and customs associated with birth, the mitzvah of circumcision and redeeming the firstborn.
The Eighth Day Covenant
What is unique about circumcision that G-d commanded it be performed on the eighth day following birth? Should we not wait for the child to decide at his own will to be circumcised? Explore the dynamics of Brit Milah – the law of circumcision.
Kabbalah on Circumcision
A piercing look into the “brit,” our oldest observance!
This powerful lecture will lay bare some incredible Kabbalah insights, and give you a sharp new perspective on this fundamental and well-known mitzvah that seems to be so shrouded in mystery!
The Mitzvah of Brit Milah
Audio | 51:55
Advanced
The Mitzvah of Brit Milah
This class expounds on the greatness and specialty of the mitzvah of Bris Milah - circumcision.
The Mitzvah of Pidyon HaBen
Audio | 46:22
Advanced
The Mitzvah of Pidyon HaBen
This class provides a thorough understanding of the mitzvah of redeeming the firstborn son.
The Meaning of Upshernish
Audio | 48:08
Advanced
The Meaning of Upshernish
The Mitzvah of Peyos
This class explores the reasons and sources for the custom of celebrating a Jewish boy’s first haircut – an Upsherin.
The Meaning of Bar Mitzvah
Audio | 54:08
Advanced
The Real Meaning of Bar Mitzvah
This class provides a detailed appreciation of what it really means to become Bar & Bat Mitzvah.
Birthday: You’re Needed
The Talmud teaches that on one’s birthday our mazal, good fortune, is dominant and empowered; learn more about the message of our Jewish birthday.
Celebrating a Birthday
Audio | 56:09
Intermediate
Celebrating a Birthday
The Lubavitcher Rebbe strongly encouraged the celebration of one’s Jewish birthday. Discover the importance and source for this special custom.