It's written in the Torah.
In Genesis 17:10-14, "This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you; every male among you shall be circumcised. And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you. And every male among you who is eight days old shall be circumcised throughout your generations, a servant who is born in the house or who is bought with money from any foreigner, who is not of your descendants. A servant who is born in your house or who is bought with your money shall surely be circumcised; thus shall My covenant be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. But an uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that personal shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant." It was a covenant between God and man. _________________________________________ God asked the Israeli's to be circumcised to show the covenant between them and God. This showed that they were different from other races/religions.
It is a covenant between those that are circumcised and god. According to the old testament god said that men should be circumcised. no other reason.
It was (and is) a visible sign of the covenant between God and the Jewish people.
The second covenant was the one that God gave at Mount Sinai, which reinforced the covenant that God had given to Abraham, and told the Jews what they would have to do as their side of the covenant. God again promised to stay with the Jews and never to abandon them, because they were his chosen people. (see the related link)
It is the covenant with God as expressed through the Torah.
God will curse those who curse the Jews
By keeping the Torah's commands.
The ceremony of the Brit Milah, when a baby boy is circumcised.
God told Abraham in the Bible to do it and to have his offsprings circumcised as well.
Not all of the children in the Bible were circumcised. Only the boys were. Circumcision was (and is) a visible sign of the covenant between God and the Jewish people. I read this in the old testament in the bible. That boys should be circumcised.
God made a covenant with Abraham and told him that his descendents would be as multiple as the stars in the sky. Christians, Muslims, and Jews all recognize this covenant.
A covenant is a promise. It's kind of like a contract. When talking about Judaism, The Covenant refers to a promise that God made to the Jews, saying that He would make them a great nation.
It is considered ( by Jews) a covenant with god that sets Jews apart from other men.
God will curse those who curse the Jews.Jews will have Israel as their homeland.The Israelites are God's chosen people.
The three religions are Jews, Islam and Christians but it was god who .made a covenant with Abraham.
The only condition that is mentioned is that Abraham and his descendants be circumcised (Genesis ch.17).
it is a symbol of covenant with God and its not thatimportant. it was said they could only marry guys that were circumcised.
Because of our covenant with Him (Exodus ch.19).
Because the co-signer was God himself.
This depends on your definition of judaism. Adam had a covenant with God (first contact) Noah had a covenant with God (salvation from judgement) Abraham had a covenant with God (promise of a nation) Jacob had a covenant with God (israel) Moses had a covenant with God (the law) David had a covenant with God (a kingdom) At each stage, the religion called judaism was more defined. Jews are looking forward to the messiah Christians claim that Jesus is the messiah
Abraham, the patriarch of the Jewish faith. God made a Covenant with Abraham.
Yes, all Muslims circumcise their male children to commemorate Abraham's covenant with God (Sufis included).
To enter into the covenant of Abraham.
Because it is God's word and substantiates the covenant which God gave.
The purpose was, and still is, for the Israelites (Jews) to serve God, in keeping with their covenant with Him. See also:What is JudaismThe covenant