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Questions about circumcision (brit-milah in Hebrew)

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From here: from Soloveichik’s “How Not to Become a Jew” in the January issue of Commentary [online for subscribers of the print version only.] He cites Franz Rosenzweig, who is perhaps the most signi …
answered Sep 2 '11 by Shalom
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Summarizing from others' answers: Classical glosses to the Shulchan Aruch say to leave tefilin on. (Shach YD 265:24, Magen Avraham OC 25:28). However some Hassidic thinkers said they should be remo …
answered Dec 27 '11 by Shalom
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Let me get started on this point, about future circumcisions. Obviously if there is familial hemophilia or any other medical indication against future babies having circumcision, don't do it. If, howe …
answered Dec 25 '18 by Shalom
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As to your first question -- it's the 19th chapter of Tractate Shabbat (starting on page 130); known as "Rabbi Eliezer d'Milah."
answered Jun 21 '15 by Shalom
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Rambam Laws of Circumcision 1:11 codifies that the bris of a boy born via c-section does not override Shabbos. If I recall correctly the source of this correctly, the Torah's special exception to all …
answered Feb 17 '11 by Shalom
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There's a Rabbi Frand tape concerning such a question. The fellow was given a Jewish circumcision on day 8 (or maybe the Sunday thereafter), then grew up, attended yeshiva for many years, then suddenl …
answered Jul 31 '13 by Shalom
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I've attended afternoon Brises attended by some very respectable rabbis, and no one wore tefilin. With a normal Bris taking place immediately after Shachris, the practice (of many) is simply to leave …
answered Dec 27 '11 by Shalom
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No, the obligation is only on born-Jews (i.e. descendants of Jacob) and converts to Judaism; it's not tied to the land. Rambam, Kings and their Wars Ch. 10: המילה--נצטווה בה אברהם וזרעו בלבד, שנא …
answered Nov 4 '15 by Shalom
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Like everything else, it's debated! There are opinions that he simply can't convert, that he needs no circumcision, or that he is allowed to "roll the dice" and choose to risk circumcision (let's ass …
answered Nov 18 '13 by Shalom
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What I've seen? Everyone wishes everyone "mazal tov." That's about it.
answered Feb 11 '16 by Shalom
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From wikipedia: As described in Edut L'Yisrael: Sheiruta di'Tzlota (a text on customs surrounding weddings and births in Judaism, published in Israel c. 1960), the current practice appears to …
answered Jan 5 '12 by Shalom
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The Noda bihuda discusses some whose practice was well, once the bris is postponed, we might as well postpone it a few more days; he strongly rejected this. Taking it further, the Dvar Avraham (1st ch …
answered Jul 29 '11 by Shalom
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Actually the order for a convert is: first have circumcision, then wait for that to heal, then immerse in the mikvah. The immersion is what finalizes the conversion. The law of "a convert upon conver …
answered Dec 30 '11 by Shalom
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I believe I've heard $300-$500 is the normal charge. I've never heard about the mohel not charging (though it may be "oh we'll talk about it after the bris"...) from a strict halachic perspective it' …
answered Oct 20 '10 by Shalom
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The people of Ninveh weren't Jewish. They weren't obligated in circumcision, and thus circumcision wouldn't do anything for them, spiritually. Circumcision is not a component of repentance. (Well, exc …
answered Sep 26 '17 by Shalom

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