The Rhythm of Life: Birth, Marriage, Death

Birth, marriage, death – each of these important stages in life is marked by ceremonies that create a time-honored framework. Their familiar patterns strengthen one’s sense of belonging to a community, just as they recognize a new personal identity and a new standing in society.

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From Birth to Maturity

The ceremonies surrounding the birth of a Jewish child express joy and affirm the infant's bond with Judaism. The essential biblical ritual of circumcision, performed when a baby boy is eight days old, marks Jewish identity in a primal, physical way.

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