In stereotypical Jewish fashion, allow me please to answer your question through asking yet another question. Why can't the circumcision wait until the child grows older?
By Yisroel Cotlar
He looks so strong in his tallit and tefillin, with the determination of a man prepared to fight, yet with the resignation of one discovering that his life is not in his control.
By Mushka Rochel Zaltzman-Graj
I demand of my heart, no tears at Auschwitz.
By Orly Fuerst
Walking out of his office into the empty hallway, I broke down in a fit of bitter tears. After I composed myself, I headed out of the building.
By Yitzi Hurwitz
Brit Milah carries the promise of three rewards: the divine presence, the land of Israel, and the royal House of David. What is the connection between these three gifts and the covenant of circumcision?
By Lazer Gurkow
Judges and officers shall you appoint in all your cities . . . (Deuteronomy 16:18) Think of yourself as a city. You have four magical gates: the Gate of Seeing, the Gate of Listening, the Gate of Imagining and the Gate of Speaking. Magical gates, because an Infinite G‑d enters your finite city through these gates. An infinite G‑d who cannot be squeezed within any place or boxed within any definition, but chooses to dress neatly in a wisdom called Torah—and these are your gates by which wisdom may enter. That is why all the world competes to storm those gates....