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Circumcision

Circumcision

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Circumcision

Through the Covenant of Circumcision, given to our great ancestor Abraham, a Jewish boy enters into the unique pact with G‑d, which distinguishes the Jewish people. circumcision2.jpg

Circumcision expresses the way that Judaism brings holiness into every aspect of our being. The Torah repeatedly emphasises its importance, and through the generations Jews have often been ready to face persecution rather than abandon the Covenant of Abraham. An inspiring feature of Judaism today is the way Jewish boys and men of the former USSR undergo circumcision in expression of Jewish identity, since they did not have the good fortune to be circumcised as a baby.

The Mohel who performs the circumcision is a person who is highly trained and very experienced. To find a qualified Mohel contact the Initiation Society at 020 8203 1352, or your local Chabad House.

 

Circumcision is the first commandment given by God to Abraham, the first Jew, and is central to Judaism. Click here to learn more about it.
An audio class by Rabbi Nissan Dovid Dubov on the laws and customs associated with birth, the mitzvah of circumcision and redeeming the firstborn.
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