Roles at traditional brit laden with special rituals, significance

When a Jewish boy has his brit, he enters the covenant of Abraham and forever bears on his body a symbol of the Jewish people's special relationship with God.

A traditional brit is laden with much ceremony and certain people perform specific ritual functions.

According to tradition, the character of these participants may forever influence the young child.

Here's a road map to the brit. Soon-to-be parents also will discover some advice on which roles to give friends or family. The following roles are presented in the order in which the brit ceremony takes place.