2

Is it permissible to use Anesthetics (for the purpose of pain relief) during circumcision (Brit milah)? I would imagine it would not be problematic per se, but perhaps being conscious is preferable during circumcision. There’s also the consideration of not harming another living being.

2

1 Answer 1

1

Rav Moshe Feinstein rules that it is permitted. (However, I heard from an anesthesiologist that for babies there is no point, as the injection would be equally painful to the bris itself.)

1
  • 1
    One mohel told me he found the topical anesthetic made the skin slipperier and thus harder for him to work with. Again, practical concerns.
    – Shalom
    Oct 27, 2023 at 19:14

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .