You have been blessed with the opportunity to share in the miraculous process of creation. Congratulations! Sometimes we become so involved in the exciting details of preparing for the guest that we forget that he or she is truly a divine gift. All of us cannot help experiencing a sense of awe as we look upon the tender new arrival. At such a time, our hearts instinctively yearn for an expression of gratitude to the Creator.

Judaism has a way by which grateful parents express their thankfulness as well as their intention of linking their child with the destiny and hopes of our people. For your convenience, I have prepared these notes which may be helpful in answering your questions. I hope these guidelines will add to the joy and meaning of your simcha.