Updated August 20, 2012
And G-d told Abraham, "This is my covenant which you shall keep between Me and you and thy seed after you--every male child among you shall be circumcised." (Gen. 17:12)
As we are commanded, on the eighth day of the baby's life, the family will hold a brit milah, a brisor a circumcision ceremony. Many rituals and details make up the ceremony. These sites listed below are great resources for learning more about the traditions and expectations of a brit milah.
Also below is a listing of many Boston-area mohels, ritual circumcisers. A mohel is certified and trained both in performing the procedure and in Jewish tradition. Please note: JewishBoston.com provides this list as a resource but does not recommend any particular mohel. Before hiring any mohel, we suggest performing the same kind of research you would do before hiring any health or ritual practitioner.
InterfaithFamily.com: Rabbi & Jewish Clergy Referral Service (free to use, fully vetted for qualifications, as well as open to interfaith families, LGBT families, and others)
Dr. Leonard Finn: 781-235-3444
Dr. Reuveyn Fraser: 781-690-1339, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Marina Rabin: 617-549-2818, email@example.com
Dr. Todd Shapiro: 617-734-9024, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Alan J. Green: 603-889-7383
Dr. Henry Simkin: 413-586-8400, email@example.com
Rabbi Shimon Miara: 617-783-2249, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Nechemia Schusterman: 978-977-9111, email@example.com
Dr. Barbara Bassil: 617-566-2922, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Paul Feldman: email@example.com
Dr. Joseph Glassman: 617-202-5143, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Barrie Paster: 978-388-5050
Dr. William Steck: 973-731-1800, email@example.com
Bonus! ASK A RABBI answers the questions, "Our son was born on a Saturday. Can we have his bris on Shabbat?" and "How much does a bris typically cost?"
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