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Naming Your Jewish Baby

Naming Your Jewish Baby

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Jewish Naming Customs:

Why is it important to give my Jewish baby a Hebrew name in addition to an English name? Which Hebrew name should I choose? When and how do I give my baby a Hebrew name? Read about Jewish Naming Customs

Hebrew Names for Boys: A to Z:

Find Hebrew names for boys. The meanings of the Hebrew names are included. See images of the names written in Hebrew letters.

Pidyon HaBen:

According to traditional Judaism every first-born child who is male belongs to God, and his parents should "redeem" him by making a symbolic payment? Pidyon HaBen (Redemption of the Son) is the ritual in which Jewish parents redeem their first-born son. Learn about Judaism's Pidyon HaBen Ceremony.

Bris:

God said to Abraham, "Such shall be the covenant between Me and you and your offspring to follow which you shall keep: every male among you shall be circumcised. you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and that shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you" (Genesis 17:10-11). A Jewish baby's circumcision marks his entrance into the covenant (brit) with God. Learn about Judaism's Bris Ceremony.
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