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Questions about circumcision (brit-milah in Hebrew)

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Probably the best option is to learn from a mohel or get good advice from a good mohel. The best and most friendliest Mohel I know is Rav Paysach Krohn, this web site has his number and email. I know …
answered Nov 28 '14 by DanF
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Breishit 17:12 uses the phrase בן שמונת ימים which (loosely) means "an 8-day old". When the Torah uses the phrase בן followed by a number to refer to someone's age, it is counted from the date of bir …
answered Mar 12 '18 by DanF
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You can infer the following regarding Selichot said on a fast day. According to O.C. 131:5 if there is a brit in shul, the congregation says Selichot but Tachanun is not said. One could also "argue" …
answered Aug 31 '18 by DanF
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See this article regarding the ceremony itself. Near the beginning of the article, it states that non-Jews may attend a brit. As a matter of fact, I invited the CEO of my company, a non-Jew to my 1st …
answered Aug 24 '15 by DanF
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According to this article: Some Diaspora mohels use a tin with Israeli soil inside so that the foreskin can be "buried in Israel." I assume that this thinking may be related to the general not …
answered May 31 '18 by DanF
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If, by "funeral" you mean the "ceremony" done in a funeral chapel prior to burial, you should know that this is absolutely optional. Many people forego this "ritual" and have the "ceremony" (if that's …
answered May 13 '19 by DanF
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Ba'er Hetev on O.C. 131 #11 explains that since a chattan is immersed in his joy and he is considered important, his joy affects the entire congregation. However, when an aveil enters the shul, we don …
answered Jul 27 '17 by DanF
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Seriously, the best blessings to give the newborn as well as the parents are already in the Siddur and are said as part of the Brit Milah ceremony. What blessing can be better than saying: כשם שנ …
answered Feb 11 '16 by DanF
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The other answers seems interesting. However, IIRC, we were advised NOT to name our 1st born son until the brit which was about 4 months after he was born. (Yes, he was a "miracle" baby who's now a mi …
answered Feb 20 '15 by DanF