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Can a Brit Milah, on the morning of Purim, cover you for the Seudah or does it need to be distinct?

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Without knowing whether this concept applies here, it's worth mentioning the concept of ain me'arvin simcha b'simcha, we don't usually mix two occasions together. I do not know if this applies to two distinct seudas mitzvos. – eykanal Mar 7 '12 at 20:35
ain me'arvin simcha b'simcha is only for weddings no? – simchastorah Mar 7 '12 at 20:45

Nitei Gavriel (Purim 70:10) says that you can do it the other way. You can make use the Purim Feast for a Pidyon HaBen, Brit, or Bar Mitzvah.

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Is double counting really a unidirectional operation? – WAF Mar 9 '12 at 0:06
@WAF: I could bring arguments either way. Perhaps a Purim Seuda has to be explicitly made (since it is an explicit mitzvah, as opposed to the others that are generic responses to a happy occasion), and the other celebrations can be tacked on. – Menachem Mar 9 '12 at 23:30

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