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Friday, March 23, 1951
The Jewish
Quiz Box
BY RABBI SAMUEL J. FOX
(Copyright, 1951, Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, Inc.) *
QUESTION: Why is it custom*
ary to withhold the name of a
Jewish boy until the circumcision
ceremony? (A. F„ Charleston,
S. C.
ANSWER: There are sources in
the -Bible which indicate that
names were given even before the
circumcision ceremony. However,
the custom developed to assign
- the name at the circumcision cer
emony. A number of reasons are
advanced for this. Some point to
the fact that Abraham the first
Jew, did not receive his complete
name until he was circumcised.
Until that time his name had
been Abram. After the circum
cision his name was expanded
and completed to Abraham.
Qthers claim that it was the
intention of those who spread the
custom to have the name given in
public. The first public appear
ance of the child was at the cir
cumcision. Others claim that the
child is not a complete Jew until
the circumcision and thus does
not assume a name in Israel until
he is complete. These sources
explain the fact that early Bible
sources indicate the assignment
of the name earlier than the cir
cumcision by saying that until
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* * * «
QUESTION: Is the Kohen per
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(Redemption Ceremony)? T. T«
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ANSWER: Indeed, the Kohanim
do this quite frequently today.
It seems to have been a popular
custom even in the days of the
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