Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Celebration of a New Life

I always feel honored when a family allows me to photograph the ritual of brit milah. It's a ritual that connects us to the covenant that G-d made with our founding father when his name was changed from Abram to Abraham.

It's customary for the paternal grandfather to hold the baby in his lap while the mohel performs the ceremony:

After the ritual, the baby is passed to the maternal grandfather and blessings are recited: