What is a Bris?
A bris is a Jewish ceremony where a baby receives his Hebrew and secular name and is also circumcised by a mohel in a procedure called brit milah. Given the nature of the latter, this ceremony is clearly a "boys only" club. A bris is performed eight days after birth and can take place in a synagogue or at the home. A bris can consist of your twenty closest relatives and friends or can be as big as a large wedding. But no one is invited. No, really. People are "informed." Just to be clear, the baby is nameless until this point. The reason for this is because oftentimes the secular and Hebrew names are the same, so if you give one away, the cat's out of the bag on the other. After the ceremony, comes the celebration. This usually takes place in a social hall at the synagogue or at the home. Gifts for a bris are any cute baby gifts for a boy.
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