Brit Milah FAQs
You have a son!
Here’s help in planning the bris.
What Is Religious Circumcision?
Religious circumcision is the removal of foreskin from the penis by a religiously ordained mohel. It is a minor surgical procedure traditionally performed on the eighth day of a baby boy’s life in a meaningful Jewish ceremony, known as Bris or Brit Milah. Religiously ordained and certified mohel Dr. Krinsky has over 30 years of experience performing religious circumcision and is currently working to serve North Dade, Broward, & Palm Beach Counties, Florida.
What Is The Significance of a Bris?
In the Jewish culture, a circumcision is often a religious event, during which time a baby boy is brought into the covenant of the Jewish people. Having a bris for a Jewish baby links the baby to Jewish heritage, which is an important part of the baby’s identity.
A Bris Ceremony is also known as The Covenant of Circumcision. In the Jewish culture, the Covenant between God and the Jewish people is a sacred obligation, and circumcision during a bris is the beginning of a Jewish journey that lasts a lifetime.
What Should I Expect From My Mohel During a Bris Ceremony?
Dr. Krinsky takes proper precautions to ensure each circumcision is as painless, safe, and comfortable as possible during bris ceremonies. Events that take place during a bris include:
- The family brings the newborn baby into a special room.
- The Bris ceremony is recited with special readings for family members & guests.
- Dr Krinsky performs the circumcision, surgically removing the foreskin.
- Next comes the baby naming ceremony with special prayers for the baby & all attendees.
- Friends & family attend a meal of celebration.
Dr. Krinsky personalizes each bris ceremony to ensure it’s a special experience for you and your loved ones. He allows personalized and scripted readings from family members during the experience and performs ceremonies at your home or other location of choice. Dr. Krinsky embraces interfaith couples and works with Rabbis and Cantors.
What Are The Health Benefits of Circumcision?
In addition to fulfilling religious Jewish beliefs and culture, circumcising a newborn baby boy may provide various health benefits, such as:
- A lower risk of urinary tract infections
- Easier hygiene
- Reduced penis-related problems
- A lower risk of sexually transmitted infections later in life
- A reduced risk of penile cancer
Because circumcision is a minor surgical procedure, complications such as infection and bleeding may occur. That’s why using a board-certified physician like Dr. Krinsky as your mohel is one of the safest ways to complete the procedure during a bris.
When you’re ready to discuss bris ceremony options with an experienced religiously ordained certified mohel, call Dr. Krinsky’s office or book online today.