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563. Superseding Shabbos
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Milah 1:9 When a bris is performed at the proper time, i.e., on the eighth day, it takes precedence over the laws of Shabbos. When not performed at the proper time, it does not take precedence over the laws of Shabbos or yom tov. Regardless of when it is performed, a circumcision supersedes the laws […]
562. The Time of a Bris
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Milah 1:7 When a convert joins the Jewish people, he must first be circumcised. If he was already circumcised as a non-Jew, they must extract some “blood of the covenant” on the day he converts. Similarly, if a child is born without a foreskin, he must have blood extracted on the eighth day in lieu […]
561. A Servant Who Declines to Be Circumcised
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Milah 1:5 If a person bought a maidservant so that he would own her children, or if he bought a maidservant with the intent that he would not immerse her as a servant, even though her son is born in his household, the child is circumcised on the day he is born (rather than on […]
Leaving The Wedding Before The Sheva Brachos
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) 1. After birchas hamazon is recited at a wedding, the sheva brachos are recited. Harav Yitzchak Weiss zt”l (Minchas Yitzchak 2:43) writes that one may leave a wedding before the sheva brachos. He explains that the obligation […]