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We are expecting a child in a few weeks. Is there something for girls that is equivalent to the bris ceremony for boys?

Answer By: 
Rabbi Bonnie Margulis

Traditionally, a brit milah is the ceremony whereby a Jewish boy is brought into the covenant. For a girl, there was a naming which took place in the synagogue, usually done by the father or grandfather coming to the synagogue and having a blessing said on behalf of the baby, who usually wasn't present. 

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