So you expect (or have received) a bundle from heaven! Mazal Tov! We use this popular expression advisedly. We become so involved in the exacting details of preparing for the new arrival, that we forget that the baby truly is a Divine gift. We cannot help but experience a sense of awe and the awareness of G-d’s miraculous dispensation as we look upon the new arrival. At such a time, our hearts instinctively yearn for an expression of gratitude to the Creator and his wonders. Judaism has a way by which grateful parents express their thankfulness as well as indicate their intention of linking their child with the destiny and hope of our people. It is the Covenant of Circumcision, or Bris Milah.