Someone once told me that when the baby cries at the time of mila it's an עת רצון, a time of will. Does anyone know the source for this?


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A source that the time the child cries at a Bris is an עת רצון is the notes of Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher Zatzal on Mesechtas Shabbos 130a. This is mentioned in the Sefer Aderes Eliyahu. He writes שבזמן שהתינוק בוכה מצער המילה, עת רצון היא.

  • Thanks! Can you send me the link to this? Dec 29, 2014 at 17:37
  • why is it an עת רצון when the child cries at them Milah? Dec 29, 2014 at 17:43
  • To the best of my knowledge not online. If I can take a picture of the page somewhere, I will put the picture up. Dec 29, 2014 at 17:51
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    You can get it yourself very easily Dec 29, 2014 at 18:13
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    I did not say it is in Shabbos 130a. I said it is in the notes of Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher Zatzal on Mesechtas Shabbos 130a Jan 11, 2015 at 20:08

Rav Shlomo Ephraim (author of the Kli Yakor on the Torah) writes in עוללות אפרים siman 415 this idea, with regards to the baby crying specifically being an eis ratzon see here in Siman 470

  • What exactly are you referring to inn the Ollelos Ephraim?
    – user6591
    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:02
  • It's in middle of piece
    – sam
    Jan 9, 2015 at 13:32
  • I read again just to be sure, but I really don't see what you are referring to. If you can quote the actual sentence it might help clear things up.
    – user6591
    Jan 9, 2015 at 15:02
  • It's in middle sdarshu Razal...חנני ה' כי אמלל אני ...
    – sam
    Jan 9, 2015 at 15:50
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    I'm not saying its not a good source to base a drasha off of, I'm just saying that's not what he's saying.
    – user6591
    Jan 9, 2015 at 18:27

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