Melissa Rubenstein is a writer and real estate attorney and broker from Hoboken, New Jersey. She is taking a break from the corporate world to stay at home with her active toddler and newborn. Melissa writes the Savvy Mom column for the Hoboken Mommies website where she provides budget friendly tips on everything from buying diapers to planning a party.
For most Jewish couples expecting a son, the decision to have a bris isn’t really a decision at all. It is a time honored tradition, a mitzvah, a tenant of the Jewish religion.
I, however,…wasn’t so sure. Our daughter was our first, so when I got pregnant with my son, it was the first time I really gave a bris any thought. To be honest, I just wasn’t sure I wanted the circumcision to take place outside of a clean hospital without a physician. After much thought, and knowing… >> Read More