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I was told that if the miscarried fetus was a boy it is given a bris milah. Why is this so? What are the other halachos related to a miscarriage? Do we differentiate between a baby that dies within 30 days of birth and one that does not come to full term?

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closed as not a real question by msh210 Oct 18 '12 at 16:39

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Like Wikipedia, this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly rabbinic) advice. Treat information from this site like it came from a crowd of your friends. – msh210 Oct 18 '12 at 16:06
PM, I think the "why" question (your first) and the "what" questions (the rest) are rather distinct and should be asked separately. – msh210 Oct 18 '12 at 16:07
I slightly disagree with @msh210. I think the sentence containing the "what" question should be asked separately. The rest can be a subordinate question to the first, or it can be a separate question altogether. – Seth J Oct 18 '12 at 16:36
...or what @SethJ said. Closed pending edits. – msh210 Oct 18 '12 at 16:38

The practice is to perform circumcision postmortem on any Jewish boy -- whether miscarried, stillborn, died before eighth day, etc. -- it's supposed to help the soul Upstairs, from what I hear.

No shiva is observed; what other questions did you have?

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what about died before 30 days without having a bris milah done? is the child given a taharah? – user1668 Oct 18 '12 at 16:40