Here is a portion of a letter I wrote on a certain forum...

All circumcision is, is, a sign in the flesh that displays the covenant that HaShem made with my father Abraham of so long ago. Why here? This is because from this body member comes the descendants of Abraham. That covenant was that Abraham's seed would turn out to be a multitude of people, as the stars of the sky. Likewise, that Abraham's descendants would take over the land of Canaan in the days to come. This promise to Abraham was somewhat fulfilled in the days of Moses, when Moses said, "...the LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude," Deut 1:10. The rest of the promise came with Joshua through Solomon. For Solomon said, "'Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto His people Israel, according to all that He promised; there hath not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised by the hand of Moses His servant," 1 kings 8:56.

The reason why we circumcise our boys on the eighth day and not before is because of the uncleanness from his mother that is on him. When a women gives birth to a son, she is unclean for 40 days. However, the child - once cleaned off - shall remain unclean from her blood for seven days and on the eighth day the boy will be clean. This works just like the woman with her monthly cycle. If a clean man touches the blood of his wife accidentally, he shall be unclean seven days. Thus, the child is the same way. The eighth day is the first date available that he can be touched by a clean person in order for the child to be circumcised.

Every time I look... I remember the covenant HaShem made with Abraham and how he fulfilled His promise and He still keeps His covenant.

I hope this helps,
Maregaal


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