The "brit milah," or "covenant of circumcision", is a Jewish religious male circumcision ceremony performed on the eighth day of a baby boy’s life.

The Torah requires a father to “redeem” his firstborn son from a Kohen (a member of the priestly class) 30 days after his birth. One reason for this mitzvah (Torah commandment) is that God originally intended that all firstborn males would serve in the priestly role. It was only after the sin of the Golden... Read more »