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This is a possible symptom of a child who has a disease, just as a child who is "yellow". As a result, it is possible that the child should not be given a milah until after the umbilical cord falls off showing that the child is healthy. Delayed Separation of the Umbilical Cord Attributable to Urachal Anomalies A marked delay in cord separation ...


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I'm not sure if non-Jewish sources would be allowed but it was quite a common practice in ancient Egypt [500 years before Abraham] so it would not be impossible for her to know based on general knowledge. From History_of_circumcision: Sixth Dynasty (2345–2181 BCE) tomb artwork in Egypt has been thought to be the oldest documentary evidence of circumcision, ...


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Indeed it's possible that Tzipporah did only the first step of the milah, the cutting of the foreskin, and not the second, peeling back the membrane (periah). The Talmud (Yevamot 71b) states that the latter step was not part of the original commandment given to Abraham. The first record we have of it being obligatory, according to that opinion, is when ...


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Tziporrah knew how to do it simply by watching it being done by her older son. The Jews circumcised their sons since the time of Abraham. Based on the comments I am going to go out on a limb and guess the question is how a woman (Tzipporah) could of done the bris for Moshe's son, if she is a woman and cannot be a mohel (according to some in the Gemara). ...


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