How To Find the Right Mohel For You Helpful advice on how to find a mohel or mohelet to perform your son's circumcision, and what questions to ask to make sure he or she is right for you. Image B'rit Milah: The Circumcision Ritual B’rit milah, (literally, “covenant of circumcision”), also called a bris, refers to a religious ritual through which male babies are formally welcomed into the Jewish people. Image What is Pidyon Haben? Pidyon haben (which means "redemption of the first-born son") refers to a traditional Jewish ritual that originated in ancient times. Image B'rit Bat: Ceremony for Welcoming a Baby Girl Originally, Judaism had no special home celebration to welcome female infants into the covenant. Search for names and their meanings Find a Jewish Baby Name See All Baby Names Related Answers to Jewish Questions We are expecting a child in a few weeks. Is there something for girls that is equivalent to the bris ceremony for boys? We are adopting a baby boy. We had him circumcised, but must he undergo a conversion ceremony to be Jewish? Can a child who was circumcised in the hospital but has not had an actual bris be considered a Jew? If our baby is circumcised in the hospital, can the ceremony of a bris still be held? More Answers to Jewish Questions Search for a Mohel in Your Area Find a Mohel See All Circumcision Image Why Reform Never Abandoned Circumcision Reform Judaism has done away with a number of ritual observances that conflict with our contemporary cultural and aesthetic sensibilities. Image Why You Should Say Yes to Circumcision As a pediatrician and mohelet, I am often called upon by young couples, especially parents of a first son, to address the pros and cons of brit milah. Image How can we explain circumcision to our friends? Answered by Rabbi Julie Zupan Do you have some talking points we can use with our friends to help them understand our choice as parents?