Brit Rechitza

Water. Washing. Welcoming. A ritual naming ceremony composed by a group of women rabbis suggests immersing the feet of the infant girl into water, reminiscent of Miriam’s song at the Red Sea, or Rebecca at the well. Also the covenant with Noah after the flood is the second covenant involving all humanity. A baby girl can be welcomed into that covenant, where “Mayim hayim” is the life giving water after the flood

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