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How does a Shabbat Brit differ than a weekday one?

A Brit is performed on the eighth day after birth, even if that day is Shabbat or a Jewish holiday. If, for whatever reason, the Brit is postponed and...

Is it a mitzvah to attend a circumcision?

It is a great mitzvah1 to be present at a Brit and partake in the festive meal. Some say that in honor of this great mitzvah, and out of respect for...

What are the laws of prayer and Torah reading on the day of a Brit?

At the morning prayers prior to the Brit, the Tachanun supplication is omitted in the presence of the father, Sandek, or the Mohel, even if the Brit will...

Can one change Mohels after hiring one?

Once the father designates an individual as the Mohel for his child's Brit, he should not choose another Mohel, unless it is quite clear that he would...

If a baby is premature, when is the Brit performed?

If the baby is born premature, weak, or ill in any way, or if he is diagnosed with a health condition such as jaundice or having an eye infection, the...

What is done if circumcision was done before the eighth day?

If a circumcision was done prior to the eighth day, or at night, it is considered invalid and a (very common, almost painless) special procedure must...

When is a baby circumcised?

The Brit must be performed on the eighth day from the baby's birth, taking into consideration that on the Jewish calendar, the day begins...

How is circumcision different than the other Mitzvahs?

As children mature and develop they are trained to observe all the mitzvahs, each according to their level, especially once they reach the age when they...

What is the Torah source for circumcision?

It is written in the Torah: "This is My covenant that you shall observe between Me and you and your children after you, to circumcise your every...

Why did not G-d create the Jewish male already circumcised?

G-d desired that this final "finishing touch" and perfection of our body should be a distinctly human act. This teaches us that spiritual...