brit chayim


brit chayim (BREET khah-YEEM) listen


  • n. A celebration for the birth of a daughter or sometimes a son.

Example Sentences

  • "They were already over 3 months old by the time they were healthy enough for a circumcision and we decided not to put them through more than they’d been through already. Our rabbi did a beautiful Brit chayim for them—one ceremony at our shul and another on Zoom for our friends and family." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • ברית חיים 'covenant of life'

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements


      • North America


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      brit khayim, bris chayim, bris khayim


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