When one makes a Bris after Shacharis, he wears Tefilin. If a Bris is made later on in the day, does he wear Tefilin? Why or why not? And if he does, does it require a second Bracha?


Here is a source that talks about wearing tefilin on bris (in section "בענין הנחת תפילין בעת ברית מילה‬").

As I understand, one should wear tefilin on bris and it doesn't matter if it is a late bris or not.


I've attended afternoon Brises attended by some very respectable rabbis, and no one wore tefilin.

With a normal Bris taking place immediately after Shachris, the practice (of many) is simply to leave them on for a Bris. I see of no reason why one should go out of their way to put tefilin on a second time in a day, which is not our general practice.

As for a second bracha: if there was time in between the wearings that you could not have worn tefilin (such as entering a bathroom), then yes you would need a second bracha.

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    The question you link to is about those attending a b'ris, whereas this question asks about someone making a b'ris. – msh210 Dec 27 '11 at 19:34
  • @msh210, I see no distinction. I attended an afternoon bris at the shul of a world-class posek (with the rabbi present), done by a very well-established mohel, and no one was wearing tefilin. – Shalom Dec 27 '11 at 20:07
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    Right: I wasn't objecting to your first paragraph. I was merely pointing out that the link you provided might not be on point: it discusses one issue whereas this question (and the rest of your answer) is about another. – msh210 Dec 27 '11 at 21:26

The Shearim Metzuyanim B'Halacha brings a Machlokes whether one should wear Tefilin at a Bris. The Shach, Magein Avraham, Chida, Taz and others say you should. However the Aters Tzvi and others say you should not. Therefore I do not think it would be necessary to go put them on for a late Bris. It would only be required if you are already wearing them anyway.

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    The SMBH is talking about someone attending a b'ris, whereas this question asks specifically about someone making a b'ris. – msh210 Dec 27 '11 at 19:33
  • Do any of these sources indicate any distinction between already wearing the tefillin and not? Why would you think that distinction matters at all? – Double AA Feb 9 '14 at 22:47

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