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Questions about circumcision (brit-milah in Hebrew)

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Likkuti Basar Likkuti (Agodas Hashas to Shabbos 137b) brings the following explanation from the author of "Iyun Menachem": The Gemora (Kiddushin 29b) brings R' Yehuda in the name of Shmuel that one …
answered Dec 3 '12 by Michoel
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The Riva (commentary on the Torah to the end of Pashas Lech Lecha) explains that Bris Milah is a mitzvah that can only be performed once a lifetime. Since the Gemora (Kiddushin 31a) concludes that it …
answered Jan 20 '13 by Michoel
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The Maharsha (Yevamos 100b) explains that the statement that Avraham kept the entire Torah refers only to the time after he had the bris. (This is why he was permitted to marry Hagar although she was …
answered Jan 21 '13 by Michoel
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The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains (Likkutey Sichos vol. 3 Parshas Lech Lecha - see here for an English rendition of the Sicha): Although the Avos observed the entire Torah even before it was given, they …
answered Jan 21 '13 by Michoel
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The Lubavitcher Rebbe explained the following (Toras Menachem Chelek Daled pg. 212, see also Iggros Kodesh Chelek Hey pg. 99): It is known (Zohar Chelek Gimmel 257b, see Tur Orach Chaim end of Siman …
answered Dec 3 '12 by Michoel
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Chizkuni asks this and offers two answers: The reason the Egyptians were circumcised was because of the hunger of the famine. Yosef however was rich and therefore the only reason he would circumcise …
answered Dec 16 '12 by Michoel