When Diane’s son, Aidan, was born, they weren’t able to do a traditional Jewish Lit. Covenant. Judaism is defined by the covenant - the contract between the Jewish people and God. God promises to make us abundant and to give us the land of Israel; we promise to obey God's commandments. This covenant begins with Abraham and is reiterated throughout the Torah. A brit milah, literally a covenant of circumcision, is often simply called a brit or bris. and baby naming on the eighth day of his life, so instead they decided to do the baby naming when he turned one. Diane talks about the experience of this new tradition, and shares the story of picking Aidan’s Hebrew name.
As part of Ritualwell’s partnership with BimBam (formerly G-dcast), we present a series of videos that share personal stories about Jewish lifecycle events.
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The Lifecycles Project was made possible with generous support from The Koret Foundation, as part of their Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood.