CIRCUMCISION

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    • when a baby is 8 days old, it is taken to be circumcised and formally named
      • BRIT MILAH
        • IMPORTANT?
          • It makes the baby's entry into the Jewish community and the covenant
          • It is commanded by God as a sign of the Covenant
          • It is a symbol that if you disobey God, you will be cut off God's promise
        • NOT IMPORTANT?
          • girls do not have to be circumcised
          • It should be your own choice
          • You could cut a piece of cloth instead
          • You can still follow all the rules without being circumcised
          • The Bar/bat Mitzvah would equally be sufficient without being circumcised as well

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