After a brief explanation and introduction to the ceremony, Hazzan Glantz will lead everyone assembled with the traditional words said when parents bring their son into the room
.Blessed be he(refers to the infant), who comes to enter this covenant
Father* and/or Mother may say:
Hin’ni muchan um’zuman, l’kayeim mitzvat asei, shetzivanu haBoreh yitbarach, lamul et b’ni, kakatuv baTorah: (Uven sh’monat yamim) yimol lachem kol zachar l’doroteichem.
Here I am, (Here we are) ready to fulfill the mitzvah of circumcision, as the Creator, the Holy One has commanded us in the Torah: “Thoughout your generations, every male among you shall be circumcised when he is eight days old
Mohel identifies throne of Elijah
Hazzan Glantz has everyone repeat these words in Hebrew and then in English
Nisb’ah b’tuv beitecha, k’dosh heichalecha
May we be filled, with the blessings of Your house, Your Holy Temple.
Milah blessing (said by Mohel)
Said traditionally by the father*
Barukh Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melekh ha-olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu
L’hachniso bivrito shel Avraham avinu.
Praised are You, Adonai our G-d, Sovereign of the universe,
Who has sanctified us through the commandments and commanded me
to bring my son into the covenant of Abraham our forefather.
Hazzan Glantz has everyone repeat these words in Hebrew and then in English**
K’sheim shenichnas labrit, kein yikaneis l’Torah, ul’chupah, ul’ma’asim tovim.
As he has entered this covenant, so may he attain the blessings of Torah, marriage, and a life of good deeds.
The naming texts:
Hazzan Glantz has all assembled repeat this line**
Hodu LAdonai ki Tov, Ki l’olam chasdo
.Give thanks unto G-d, for G-d is good, may G-d’s kindness endure forever
Jewish, with one parent and with parents of the same gender. * When couples feel strongly regarding egalitarianism(equality for all people, male and female), they may choose to pronounce this invocation in the plural. Likewise it is recognized and appreciated there are many babies raised
** In very traditional circles, many if not all attendees are familiar with these phrases and repeating after the Hazzan is unnecessary.
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