Hatafat dam Brit

January 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm Leave a comment

Sunday, January 17, 2016 (Gregorian) Yom Rishon, Shebat 07, 5776 (Hebrew) was a very important day in my Walk (Halak) with HaShem. Go to this link for a little background. http://www.mohelnh.com/p/hatafat-dam-brit-for-conversion.html

Gen 17:10  This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee: every male among you shall be circumcised. 

Gen 17:23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
Gen 17:24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Gen 24:2 And Abraham said unto his servant, the elder of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh.

This is where the translators decided to keep the Bible G-rated. According to the commentary in the Stone Edition of the Chumash, the term “under my thigh” … thigh is a euphemism for the male organ. Now, in today’s homophobic society, this is unthinkable, I know, but think about it. Circumcision was the only mitzvat that Abraham had at that time. It was his only connection to HaShem. It sealed the deal on the agreement between him and HaShem. And since he had all his household perform the same covenant, they all knew the importance of it. Elieazor knew how serious Abraham was when Abraham had him place his hand on his circumcision.

It is no less serious today.

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