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Questions about circumcision (brit-milah in Hebrew)

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I don't know if you mean the laws of performing the mila (for a mohel) or the general laws of mila (e.g., for a new father). In the latter case, I can recommend two books I really liked: the c …
answered Oct 13 '17 by mbloch
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There actually is a naming ceremony for girls, called zeved habat. Zeved is a gift (cf. Lea's naming of Zevulun in Bereshit 30:20). It is a way to express' parents hakarat hatov (gratitude) to God f …
answered Apr 5 '16 by mbloch
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Metzitzah B'Peh is performed by sucking blood from the wound with the mouth at the tip of the organ, not by inserting the organ in the mouth. The Rambam writes (Hilchot Milah 2:2) Afterwards, one …
answered Sep 7 by mbloch
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Since I didn't get an answer here, I investigated further and asked two senior rabbanim in Israel. Their view was that there is no specific issue in calling someone to the Torah by either name the n …
answered May 30 '18 by mbloch
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If you are speaking of general anesthesia, R Moshe Chaim Friedman answers here for babies General anesthesia, which is putting the baby to sleep for the b’ris, is simply not done, because virtua …
answered Feb 3 by mbloch
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The one connection I can see between brit mila and Israel comes from Bereishit 17:8-11 which shows the possession of the Land of Israel depends on circumcision. I assign the land you sojourn in to …
answered May 31 '18 by mbloch
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A woman can be a kvater(in) if the physical layout of the location of the brit allows her to do without tzniut issues. The Rema in Shulchan Aruch YD 265:11 describes how a woman cannot be a sandak be …
answered Feb 11 by mbloch
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This is a good question which wasn't really answered in the last seven years. I found a number of sources R Moshe Taub (here, part 1) quotes Rav Gedalia Shor, that we wait until a boy’s bris to give …
answered May 15 '18 by mbloch
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I think the question confuses two different things the nature of the brit mila itself vs. a medical circumcision the nature of the mohel vs. a doctor and the location of a brit mila (hospital vs. ho …
answered Jan 3 '16 by mbloch