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?


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

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  • What exactly are you referring to inn the Ollelos Ephraim? – user6591 Jan 9 '15 at 11:02
  • It's in middle of piece – sam Jan 9 '15 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 '15 at 15:02
  • It's in middle sdarshu Razal...חנני ה' כי אמלל אני ... – sam Jan 9 '15 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 '15 at 18:27

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.

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  • Thanks! Can you send me the link to this? – Chiddushei Torah Dec 29 '14 at 17:37
  • why is it an עת רצון when the child cries at them Milah? – Chiddushei Torah Dec 29 '14 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. – Gershon Gold Dec 29 '14 at 17:51
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    You can get it yourself very easily – Gershon Gold Dec 29 '14 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 – Gershon Gold Jan 11 '15 at 20:08

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