In honor of the birth of their son born 23 Shvat 5772 ~ 15 February 2012, Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman and Benjamin Kamm share their Brit Shmot (Naming Covenant). The ceremony took place February 23rd, 2012 (Rosh Ḥodesh Adar ~ 30 Shvat 5772) at Congregation Kehillath Israel, Brookline, Massachusetts. . . . → Read More: ברית שמות | Naming Covenant by Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman and Benjamin Kamm
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From the ceremony:
We name our daughters on their fifteenth day of life. This is based on Vayiqra 12:1-5, which describes the length of a woman’s period of impurity after childbirth. If she gives birth to a son, she is impure . . . → Read More: Simḥat Bat (by Dr. Devora Steinmetz and Rabbi David Silber, 1987)
R’ Elie Kaunfer and Lisa Exler kindly shared the Simḥat Bat ceremony they prepared for their daughter this past Monday, May 31st, at Fort Tryon Jewish Center.
This Simḥat Bat is really distinguished by Rabbi Kaunfer’s innovation in using milk in the context of a covenant ceremony. From the explanatory notes:
In place . . . → Read More: Simḥat Bat (by Rabbi Elie Kaunfer and Lisa Exler, 2010)