Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mitzvah #143 - Circumcision - Brit Mila

It's a Mitzva for a father to circumcise his son when he is 8 days old.

The Brit Mila must be done during the day.

If the newborn is not 100% healthy then the Brit Mila is postponed.

If the Brit Mila is on time (on the 8th day) then it is done even on Shabbat, Yom Tov and Yom Kippour.

A person who was not circumcised by his father needs to get himself circumcised when he grows up. If he dies without having done so, he deserves Karet.

Applies to men, everywhere, always

Verse: "And on the 8th day he shall be circumcised" (Vayikra 12:3)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 47

Shabbat Shalom

- Danny
Thursday, 22 Iyar 5770 - 37th day of the Omer

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