Date Of Birth: August 27, 2000
Weight: 6 Pounds, 1 Ounce
Height: 19 Inches
Berit Mila or Briss
On the left is my Grandma Ellie
who talks to a Spirit named Z, among others.
She used to talk to me before I was born!
She's really cool and well regarded on the other side!
She has already read my palm and is thrilled that I have Aquarius
rising in my Astrology chart, as that makes me psychic.
Next is my mommy, Tracy. She is kind and loving.
I will try to be a good litle boy for her and daddy!
That's my aunt Nikki.
She's lots of fun!
Next is my aunt Zsia who is having a baby in 3 months -
another baby boy cousin. Sitting next to her is her husband, Jon.
Behind them is my Grandpa, Ralph.
He lives in Scottsdale so we will get to play a lot
and I will let him 'spoil me rotten'!
We were joined by friends and family
who ate and joked about everything.
Little did I know what they had in store for me.
Grandma put this funny little hat on my head ...
She called it a Yalmulka.
A man - called a Mohel (pronounced 'moyl') - told this story. . .
"Because the Hebrew word for covenant is Berit, pronounced "briss" in Yiddish, the ceremony of Berit Mila is often referred to as a briss. The person who performs a ritual circumcision is known by the Hebrew name Mohel (masculine) or Mohelet (feminine.) The plural forms in Hebrew are Mohalim (masculine) and Mohalot (feminine.) The name in Yiddish is Mohel (masculine or feminine,) pronounced "moyl."
"It is customary to have a chair available for the prophet, Elijah, who is traditionally believed to re-appear before peace comes into the world. In a newer tradition, a chair is also placed for the prophet, Miriam who, according to Midrash, appeared to the Children of Israel as a life giving spring of water as they wandered in the desert before entering the
We also celebrated Mom's birthday with a cake and presents.
Michael and his new friend blew out the candles over and over
as Michael kept saying, "One more time!"
Thank God he wasn't referring to the Briss!