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We just had a new baby girl. Must I name her at the first possible opportunity – the first Torah reading after the birth? Or may I wait a more extended time before naming her? Thanks.
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When is a pidyon haben to be performed? And is it true that if it wasn’t performed on time, it should be performed at the son’s Bar Mitzvah celebration?
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Dear Rabbi, a cousin of mine is pregnant. What’s the accepted way to congratulate her? The only thing that comes to mind is “mazel tov” but somehow that doesn’t sound right. Thanks.
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I recently heard that a court someplace in Germany forbade all circumcision (I believe the case involved a Moslem). I heard the ruling is being appealed and may be overturned, but it got me wondering why Judaism teaches to circumcise a newborn boy on the eighth day. Thanks.
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OS 251 To my continual joy and miraculous wonder, I am pregnant with our first child. Is there anything I should or can be doing during this exciting time to help prepare, spiritually, for the incredible job of parenthood & motherhood? Thank you for your consideration and for the weekly dose of humor and wisdom!
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