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It's A Girl!

Parents frequently call a Mohel to find out information regarding a Simchat Bat, or a baby girl's baby naming. I have performed many "painless" girl baby namings across the region. 

The ceremony consists of a few different parts and honors. In the first part I offer some meaningful words of insight into the girl's special Hebrew name as well as a blessing on behalf of the family, friends, and community. The next part consists of the actual naming ceremony along with a Grandparent's prayer in Hebrew and English for everyone to understand and appreciate. Last, and perhaps most important, the custom is to serve refreshments or a meal for all the guests to enjoy! (What would a Jewish Simcha be without food?) 

I provide the family with a Baby Naming Certificate with all the proper Hebrew and English names and dates. The truth is there is a tradition to name the baby girl in a synagogue followed by a traditional Kiddush where the parents and/or Rabbi would express words of gratitude for many blessings as well as the meaning of the name. Friends and family come to share in the Simcha occasion. However, today many families are having less traditional, more creative, baby-naming ceremonies for their newborn daughters in their homes. These ceremonies tend to be more similar to the Bris (circumcision ceremony) of the baby boy, which often takes place in the parents' home. These ceremonies are often less formal than the traditional synagogue naming events. But they are special times for family and friends to get together and share in the parents' joy and nachas.

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WHAT IS BRIS MILAH?
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IT'S A GIRL!
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ABOUT RABBI RAPPAPORT

RABBI AVRAHAM RAPPAPORT
3373 Tidewater Court Olney, MD 20832
Phone:
1-877- MD-MOHEL
Phone/Fax:
301-260-7590
Cel:
443-790-6541
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