You know the command...on the 8th day boys were to be circumcised. Well, in Turkey, they circumcise at 8 years old (the time Abraham would have circumcised Ishmael). Our hospital would not do this procedure for us when Benaiah was born, so we had to search out someone else. I would, of course, prefer that he be too young to ever remember this procedure! Today, on his 11th day of life, he will be circumcised by a Jewish surgeon at a private clinic. We'll see how well the good doctor knows his Old Testament when we tell him Benaiah's name.