I have a friend who is uncertain about his circumcision. He was circumcised at 13 years of age, however not by a "Mohel" but by a common (non-Jewish) medical doctor. However, his father and uncles recited the "Brachot Brit Milah" before and after surgery and made the ceremony.

I wonder if his circumcision is valid?

  • See this in Shulchan Aruch Yore Dea 264, 1
    – kouty
    Mar 5, 2016 at 18:11
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    Possible duplicate of May a Brit Milah be performed by a (non-Jewish) doctor?
    – Scimonster
    Mar 5, 2016 at 18:26
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    Jewish circumcisions are performed at 8 days, not 13 years old. In any case request for rulings in individual circumstances are best handled by a local rabbi and are off-topic for MiYodeya. Your friend will get a much better answer in speaking with someone qualified
    – mbloch
    Mar 5, 2016 at 19:52
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    הטפת דם ברית. and following the Shach the Mechaber agrees. A very interesting psak. Many poskim rishonim
    – kouty
    Mar 5, 2016 at 20:58
  • As said before this a question to a real Rabbi, but just for studying Torah. The Rambam (Maimondies) says that even if a monkey commits the Brith the Brith is valid. I do not know if this is the Halacha at the end (our Halacha does not end with the Rambam :) )
    – Tomer
    Mar 6, 2016 at 4:49


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