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A Jewish Ceremony for Newborn Girls
The Torah’s Covenant Affirmed
Sharon R. Siegel

Brandeis University Press



Contents

• Preface
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• I. NAMING AND WELCOMING
• Traditional Ashkenazic Naming Practices for Girls
• A First and Only Naming
• New Modern Practices for Baby Girls
• II. COVENANT
• Women and Covenant
• The Conflation of Covenant and Circumcision
• A Central Covenantal Ritual for Girls
• Conveying the Covenantal Theme
• III. A TRADITION OF CUSTOMS
• Ceremonies for Newborn Girls as Developing Customs
• A Jewish Ceremony for Newborn Girls
• Epilogue
• Notes
• Index

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