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Stage 1: Preparatory Sessions

Context: Pastoral Counseling

 Brit Milah/ Baby naming

    • What is the name that you plan to give your child? Who are they named for? Is it important to you that they have a Hebrew name? Why?
    • How will that Hebrew name be used in their lifetime?
    • When do you imagine they will be called by their Hebrew name (in synagogue, by you, by their friends, by an Israeli on a summer trip they go on)?
    • As you think about a Hebrew name consider modern Israeli names as well as biblical ones.  Which has holds more resonance for you? Why? Do you know of any Israelis you want your child to be named for? Who possess qualities you wish they would possess?






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