Although the verse itself does not reveal why we are instructed to circumcise specifically on the eighth day, many possible explanations are offered . . .
by Yehuda Shurpin
He looks so strong in his tallit and tefillin, with the determination of a man prepared to fight, yet with the resignation of one discovering that his life is not in his control.
By Mushka Rochel Zaltzman-Graj
I demand of my heart, no tears at Auschwitz.
By Orly Fuerst
Walking out of his office into the empty hallway, I broke down in a fit of bitter tears. After I composed myself, I headed out of the building.
By Yitzi Hurwitz
Brit Milah carries the promise of three rewards: the divine presence, the land of Israel, and the royal House of David. What is the connection between these three gifts and the covenant of circumcision?
By Lazer Gurkow
As the entirety of the sun is reflected in every glistening droplet of water, so is the entirety of life reflected in your individual lifetime. And in each of your years, you pass through the entirety of your life. And in every day of your life you are born...
Dawn (Alot Hashachar)
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir)
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah)
Midday (Chatzot Hayom)
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim)
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah)