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Category: Gender, Marriage & Family

Brit Milah, Covenant and Partnership

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on April 4, 1998

Parshat Tazria details many laws of purity and impurity which, for the most part, are not relevant today. However, it begins with the laws of childbirth and the mitzvah of brit milah, of circumcising Jewish males on the eighth day. What is the purpose of the brit milah?…