The bris: It’s a ceremony that inspires emotions ranging from rejoicing to repugnance — and dissonant combinations of everything in between. We would like you, our readers, to share your experiences as parents of a Jewish newborn facing this ancient, primal rite, or as an adult who chose to enter the covenant. Were you conflicted or inspired? Was it a moment of discovery or disgust? Or did you, perhaps, walk away from it? What were the consequences?
Submit your story below. We will publish a sample of readers’ most revealing responses.