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Brit Rehitzah Set for Baby Naming Rituals

Brit Rehitzah Set for Baby Naming Rituals

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In liberal Jewish communities, a ceremony to welcome and name a new baby often involves water. This beautiful ritual is sometimes called Brit Rehitzah (covenant of washing). The water is symbolic of rain water and rainbows, the source of life, feminine connection and protection as they experienced in the womb. The ceremony is usually performed for baby girls, but it can be a meaningful ritual for the family of any Jewish baby.

This is a newer ritual, first developed in the 1980s by a group of progressive women rabbis who wanted to elevate the way Jewish girls are welcomed into the community.  The ritual is flexible, and many educational and planning resources are available.

The Hebrew words “Mayim hayyim,” meaning “living waters,” decorates the bowl.

Specifications:

  • 11” diameter, 3” tall.
  • Handmade with stoneware clay and matte glazes.
  • Handwashing recommended.

More to know:

  • Complimentary gift wrapping is available upon request and the option to include a personal note.
  • This work is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Slight variations and imperfections add to the beauty.
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