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Zeved habat (Sephardic) or Simchat bat (Ashkenazi) are terms for the ritual for naming infant Jewish girls.
Zeved habat (also written Zebed habat) (Hebrew זֶבֶד הַבָּת) is the name of the traditional Sephardic Jewish naming ceremony.
The Zeved habat ceremony is usually celebrated within the first month of the girl's birth and may be celebrated privately in the synagogue or in a party at home.
www.oobdoo.com /wikipedia/?title=Zeved_habat   (1056 words)

 Brit Banot
Sephardic tradition is rich in customs and rituals to celebrate a daughter's birth, including a ceremony called Seder zeved habat, (celebration for the gift of a daughter).
For example, the sandek or if a woman sandeket (patron), holds the baby during part of the ceremony, and the kvatterin and kvatter (Godfather), may carry her to and from the room.
Generally, parents schedule brit habat for a time when the mother is recovered enough to enjoy the event, thirty days after birth is a popular choice.
jewishwebsight.com /lifecycle/brit.html   (447 words)

 Machon Itim The Jewish Life Information Center
A 'zeved', is a gift, as emerges from the verse in Torah where the matriarch Leah names her son Zevulun, explaining, 'God has endowed me with a good dowry (zeved)' (Genesis 30:20).
In the following verse we are told, 'And afterwards she bore a daughter and called her name Dina.' The word zeved is a contraction of the first two letters of 'Zevulun' and the first letter of 'Dina'.
In choosing the name 'zeved', the parents give expression to their sentiment that their daughter is a gift from God.
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 Seder Zeved HaBat
Through her essay we became aware of the Sephardic girl's naming ritual, Seder Zeved HaBat, which met our needs for a ceremony solidly grounded in Jewish history that also expressed the sense of joy and wonder we felt at being parents of a girl-child.
In timing the Zeved HaBat for the occasion of Birkat HaLevanah, we felt we had achieved the perfect balance of traditional Jewish ritual with the almost universal human equation of women and the cycles of the moon.
The fact that Birkat HaLevanah for the month of Elul fell on her thirty-first day of life contributed to the appropriateness of this timing, as it permitted us to be mindful of the traditional Jewish belief that children were not viable until they had lived thirty days.
www.cs.vassar.edu /~priestdo/ZevedHaBat.html   (1792 words)

 Mail-Jewish Volume 9 Number 25
According to the Mishnah Berurah, Shehechiyanu can be said at the birth of the daughter, but this should be said as soon as one sees her, which is therefore immediately after birth.
At my daughters' (I've been blessed with three) Zeved haBat, my wife said the text appearing in the traditional zeved habat ceremony and a modified form of a prayer appearing in the Hertz Siddur (Former Chief Rabbi of England).
However, we did find citations and personal testimony about the "Zeved Habat" ["Presentation of the Daughter"] ceremony found in some Eidot Hamizrach communities, notably Jews from Greece and Spain.
www.ottmall.com /mj_ht_arch/v9/mj_v9i25.html   (1563 words)

 Mail-Jewish Volume 51 Number 35
It is the custom of the Lybian and the Italian-Livorno communities to have both a Zeved HaBat when a daughter is born, and a Bat-Mitzvah celebration when she reaches the age of 12.
The Zeved HaBat is documented going back to the 17th century at least and probably earlier.
What is done is the first Shabbat or weekday Tora reading, after the father is given a Aliya, 2 verses of Shir Hashirim (yonati...) and a Misheberach of calling a name for the new girl is said.
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 The Lookstein Center
An interesting program for a Zeved HaBat is found in the siddur of Rabbi David de Sola Poole, according to the Spanish-Portuguese rites of Congregation Shearith Israel of New York.
The meaning of the words zeved tov would thus be zeved bad tov, this is good material.
This might be the original connection between the zeved ceremony and the birth of a girl.
www.lookstein.org /articles/bat_mitzvah_challenge.htm   (1234 words)

 The Jewish Baby
He is traditionally called up for an aliyah to the Torah after which her Hebrew name is publicly announced.
In Sephardic communities a special prayer for baby girls called Zeved haBat (the gift of a daughter) is recited on the first Shabbat during the Torah service which the mother attends after birth.
Beginning in the 1970’s, couples began to create naming ceremonies for their daughters that would bring them into the covenant with God and the people of Israel.
www.thewjc.org /baby.htm   (1104 words)

 Simhat Bat
Generations of Sephardic and Italian communities have welcomed their daughters with Zeved Habat (Gift of the Daughters) ceremonies.
On the first Shabbat after the baby's birth, her father is called to the Torah twice - once for himself and once in honor of his daughter- and grandfathers are also invited for an aliyah.
Baby naming ceremonies for girls have a variety of different names: Simhat Bat (the joy of a daughter), Brit Bat (covenant of a daughter), Zeved Habat (gift of a daughter, a traditional Sephardic ceremony), and many more.
www.bj.org /simhat_bat.php   (1877 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Zeved habat
Or else, you can start by choosing any of the categories below.
Zeved habat (also written Zebed habat) (Hebrew זֶבֶד הַבָּת;) is the mainly Sephardic naming ceremony for girls, corresponding in part to the non-circumcision part of the Brit milah ceremony for boys.
Non-Orthodox and modern Orthodox Ashkenazi Jews have recently created various ceremonies for newborn daughters inspired by the Sephardi Zeved habbat ceremony.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Zeved_habat   (771 words)

 Ritualwell.org - Gift of a Daughter: Zeved Habat
Certain scholars have connected zeved to the Akkadian "zubalu," "bridegroom's gift," hence suggesting that each newly born daughter is potentially a "precious gift" to her future bridegroom.
In light of this exercise in etymology, it seems plausible that in the Sephardic tradition the ceremony of naming and celebrating the arrival of a daughter, "Bat" is called "zeved Ha Bat," the precious gift of a daughter.
May we be blessed with the wisdom to rear her in love so that she, like her brothers, may continually add beauty and freshness to her inheritance.
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 MyJewishLearning.com - Lifecycle: Pre-History of Brit Bat
The zeved habat goes back many generations, and is still celebrated today.
In the Syrian Jewish community of Brooklyn, New York, on the first Shabbat after a girl is born, her father, along with his father and father-in-law, are called to the Torah.
Then the words “avi habat,” or “father of the daughter,” are called out.
www.myjewishlearning.com /lifecycle/Ceremonies_For_Newborns/Overview_History_and_Themes/Brit_Bat_History/PreHistory_Brit_Bat.htm   (985 words)

 Baby Biblical Boy Name
zeved habat (sephardic) (ashkenazi) are terms for the ritual.
Meaning of first names habat (also written and have.
List of saved names by syllables, and zebed habat) (hebrew ceremonies are.
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 Birth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Leil Shimmurim (eve of watchfulness), a study vigil/party held the night before circumcision to comfort the baby boys over their impending surgery.
Zeved Habat (gift of a daughter), the Sephardic prayer for baby girls, recited in the synagogue upon a daughter's naming, during the first Torah service which a mother attends after the birth.
Welcoming children into name and covenant is, an apt phase.
www.piratedog.net /markandtanya/judaism/lifecycle/birth.html   (1377 words)

 Chaya's Corner - Birth Info (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The celebration is called zeved habat, or “gift of the daughter.” The name for the ceremony derives from Genesis 30:20, in which the matriarch Leah states following the birth of her son Zevulun, “Zevedani Elokim oti zeved tov,” or “G-d has granted me a good gift.”
Rambam explains that the word zeved is comprised of two words: zeh bad.
The meaning of the words zeved tov would thus be zeh bad tov, “this is good material.” The conventional interpretation (according to Onkelos as well) is “a good portion.” According to Ibn Ezra, Zevulun and Dinah were twins.
chaya.fourquestions.us.cob-web.org:8888 /birthinfo.html   (816 words)

 Question 21.1.8: Entering the Covenant: What are our options for welcoming our new baby girl?
Others involve the use of seven blessings, paralleling the seven blessings of the wedding ceremony.
A good source of ideas for such ceremonies is Anita Diamant's [6]The New Jewish Baby Book: Names, Ceremonies and Customs, A Guide For Today's Families; another is Zeved HaBat by Aryeh Cohen (ISBN 965-264-049-2).
These ceremonies usually take place in the home, anywhere between 7 days and 30 days after the birth of the daughter.
www.faqs.org /faqs/judaism/FAQ/12-Kids/section-9.html   (665 words)

 j. - Rituals for newborn girls pave new paths to tradition
Jewish families always have held functions to welcome the birth of their daughters, Cohen reports, although those festivities frequently paled in comparison to the ceremonies held for their sons.
Italian and Sephardi communities have welcomed girls with a celebration called the zeved habat, or "gift of the daughter," that is followed by a lavish Kiddush.
In medieval Spain, families held a ceremony called Las Fadas about two weeks after a daughter's birth.
www.jewishsf.com /content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/16299/edition_id/319/format/html/displaystory.html   (824 words)

The American community that comes closest, perhaps, to instilling that ideal are the Sefardim who live in places like Brooklyn, New York, and Deal, New Jersey.
They greet the birth of a daughter with a zeved habat (gift of a daughter) ceremony: Psalms are recited, the child is named and blessed and there’s singing and a reception rich with gustatory delights.
The Ashkenazic custom familiar to most American Jews has for decades involved the parents (among the Orthodox, the father alone) being called before the congregation to bless the Torah, usually during Sabbath morning services.
hadassah.org /news/content/per_hadassah/archive/2002/Oct_02/Family.htm   (1802 words)

 Kamatz Life Cycles
Of course, a more traditional Brit Mila ceremony can be performed instead.
For daughters, we suggest a ceremony called Zeved Habat, or Celebration of the Daughter, which is comparable to the Brit Mila without an actual circumcision.
Through passages selected from ancient and modern sources the moment of giving a name to a new life can become an unforgettable event for everyone present.
www.kamatz.org /e/life.html   (387 words)

 soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Jewish Childrearing Related Questions (12/12)
A Cohen is invited and he holds the baby and blesses her with the "Birkat Cohanim".
Fruit which Israel was blessed for them are served, and the Rabbi of the community holds the baby girl on his knees and says the words from the Song of Songs "Yonati Bechagvei Haselah" (2:14): The ceremony is called "Zeved Ha'bat".
The word Zeved means gift and comes from Berayshit 30:20 where Leah said at the birth of Zevulun "Hashem gave me a good present" and then she gave birth to Dina.
www.faqs.org /faqs/judaism/FAQ/12-Kids/index.html   (13325 words)

 Canadian Jewish News - Jewish Highway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
However, in recent years, many parents have felt a need to hold more elaborate ceremonies welcoming their Jewish daughters into the world.
These baby-naming celebrations may be called brit bat, brit banot Yisrael, simchat bat or seder zeved habat, the Sephardi naming ritual for girls.
For a very good overview of their evolution, take a look at B'nai Brith's Jewish Monthly Online "Thank Heaven for Little Girls: Finally, a Wholehearted Welcome for Half the Jewish People." [http://shlk.com/158]
www.cjnews.com /pastIssues/02/oct10-02/features/jhighway.htm   (546 words)

 Home Page of Leora Rose Priest-Dorman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At birth on July 24, 11:38 am: 6 pounds, 3 ounces; length 18.5 inches.
Seder Zeved HaBat, Ceremony for Welcoming a Daughter
On the evening of August 24, after Havdalah at the Blessing for the Moon, we named Leora using a combination of Sephardic and Ashkenazic ceremonies.
www.cs.vassar.edu /~priestdo/OurChild.html   (295 words)

 Argamon's Jewish Melodies and Lyrics Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Some traditional melodies that I think should be more widely known:
Songs for a Zeved Habat (celebration on the birth of a daughter)
Lyrics by yours truly, written for and dedicated to my daughters, Shalhevet Hadar and Hilá Tiferet
ir.iit.edu /~argamon/songs.html   (200 words)

 Sherman, Mohel
You will find information about the Brit Milah (or Bris) ceremony for boys, and the Baby Naming (Simchat Bat or Zeved Habat) ceremony for girls.
The Brit Milah ceremony takes place on the baby's eighth day of life, counting the day of birth as day one, during the daylight hours.
Please check your home answering machine for a return message from me.
www.emoil.com /parent.htm   (696 words)

 Mail.Liberal-Judaism Volume 8 Number 24
It isn't the Brit Milah that excludes women, rather women are already members from birth and have no need for additional ceremony.
But, as we like ceremonies, there is an ancient ceremony (I have seen reports from the late 16th and 17th centuries on this) called Zeved HaBat (Celebration of the Girl).
There are different customs as to when to hold it (e-mail for details).
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 Mail.Liberal-Judaism Volume 7 Number 62
But I have to jump in here - especially as I am a mother of 4 wonderful daughters B"H. I have no idea where this person found his ideas, but they sound far closer to ancient christian views than any jewish ones I have ever heard.
When my fourth daughter was born we had (as we had had for the previous 3) a large party "Zeved HaBat".
It was wonderful to hear Rabbi after Rabbi get up and speak about the blessing of having daughters; how wise women are and how important in our religion.
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 Naming a girl (Zeved Habat) (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Naming a girl (Zeved Habat) (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)
The birth of a girl is most welcome but it is not celebrate like the birth of a baby boy, partly because circumcision is prescribed in the Torah while no equivalent ceremony is stipulated in Jewish law.
Note: For typical chants (piyutim), see Lugassi J. Sefer Simha ve Sasson.
www.artengine.ca.cob-web.org:8888 /eliany/html/traditionsofmoroccanjews/05namingagirl.htm   (301 words)

 GOD, PRAYERS & RITUALS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
You may choose to create a similar ceremony, choosing your own verses and texts, but the idea of the red thread and the mikvah as rituals to heal loss is a good one.
These links are to help you plan life cycle ceremonies like BRITH MILA (circumcisions), BRITH AHAVAH (Baby Naming), ZEVED HABAT (Welcoming a Daughter), PIDYON HABEN (Redeeming the Firstborn), B'NOT MITZVAH (Bar and Bat Mitzvah), also around CONFIRMATION, MARRIAGE, ILLNESS, and DEATH.
If you need the Rebbe's help, contact him from the Contact Link at top of this Page.
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