And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. The Midrash connects this with a verse from Kohelet Give a share to seven and even to eight. Circumcision is part of a boy’s Jewish journey but this is not the beginning and it is not enough. In order for a child to grow Jewishly, the home must Give a share to seven. On Shabbat we do this by lighting candles, cooking good food in advance and going to Synagogue. This is the best way to guarantee the blessing we bestow at birth: may this child study Torah, stand under a chuppah and have a life full of good deeds.