A journey in imagery

A journey in imagery

Tammy Lieberman Photography

A MOVING CELEBRATION OF LIFE: THE BRIS OF BABY KETZ

A bris (brit milah) is the Jewish circumcision ceremony performed on 8-day old male infants. Its a time of joy, of tears and of love - and has become a ritual of welcoming the new baby into the community. I've had the opportunity to shoot a couple of bris ceremonies over the past couple months, and one which was was truly moving was the bris of baby Ketz, first born son to Michael and Dalya.

 

Ive posted some of the shots which for me, capture the ritual and emotion of the day:

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above left: 4-year old Ben waits eagerly for his new cousin to arrive

Above right: Tiny baby Ketz fast asleep in his car seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The blue and silver 'tall it" that covers the baby on his bris cushion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An adoring mom and dad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The decor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above left: The bris table and prayer card

Above right: The embroidered cover placed over the baby

Waiting...

Dad whispers the baby's name into the rabbi's ear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandfathers

To life! Lechaim!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The men

 

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