When Hudi had a new baby, he learned that many new parents give a speech during the 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. or baby naming about the child’s new name. He and his wife decided to instead sing a song. They chose a song close to them, to Gonzo the Muppet, and to anyone who’s ever experienced emotions: I’m Going to Go Back There Someday, from the Muppet Movie. The song became the emotional centerpiece of the ceremony and tears flowed all around.
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