The covenant is a promise that God made with Abraham. According to the covenant, God would offer protection and land to Abraham and his descendants, but they must follow the path of God. God then commanded Abraham and his future generations to perform the ritual of circumcision (brit milah) as a symbol of the covenant. The covenant can have different meanings to different people based on stream, belief, practice, and culture.
Watch this film to hear some of these different beliefs about the covenant.