Your Search Results

Brit mila (breet mee-lah) — lit., Covenant of circumcision; circumcision
28 Results Found
To refine your search add additional terms in the search box above
Introduction to Brit Mila
Introduction to Brit Mila
Avraham was commanded to circumcise himself and all males in his...
Brit Mila: Hatafat Dam
Brit Mila: Hatafat Dam
For a boy who requires an operation six months later (or more) to repair...
Brit Mila: Who Should Perform
Brit Mila: Who Should Perform: Preference
A father should circumcise his male children (if he knows how to do to...
Brit Mila: Sandak
Brit Mila: Choice of Sandak
Choose the greatest Jewish scholar ( talmid chacham ) in your town or...
Brit Mila: Invitation
Brit Mila: Announcement or Invitation
Don’t formally invite people to a brit mila meal, just...
Brit Mila: Festive Meal
Brit Mila Meal: Minimum Requirement
A se’udat mitzva is required for a brit mila, but the...
Brit Mila: Festive Meal
Brit Mila: Fast Day
If a brit mila is performed on Tish’a b’Av or other...
Brit Mila: What Time
Brit Mila: Time of Day
The brit mila may be done anytime from sunrise to sunset, but the...
Brit Mila: Eighth Day
Brit Mila: When Is Eighth Day
As long as the boy was born before sunset (even one minute before), this...
Brit Mila: Delays: Health
Brit Mila: Delays: Health: Doctor and Mohel
The brit mila may be done only if the baby is healthy by the...
Brit Mila: Delays: Shabbat/Jewish Festivals
Brit Mila: Delays: Shabbat/Jewish Festivals: Special Births
Situation A baby boy is born by caesarean section. The eighth day...
Brit Mila: Delays: Caesarean Birth
Brit Mila: Delays: Caesarean Birth
Do not delay a Shabbat brit mila until Sunday in order to...
Brit Mila: How To Do
Brit Mila: Amount of Metzitza Blood
There is no minimum amount of blood to draw out for metzitza: any...
Brit Mila: How To Do
Brit Mila: How To Do: Metzitza
When doing a circumcision, metzitza (sucking out some blood) is...
Brit Mila: Naming the Baby
Brit Mila: Naming a Baby after Someone
You are not halachically required to name the baby after a particular...
Hidur Mitzva/Mehadrin
Hidur Mitzva/Mehadrin
Almost all mitzvot may be enhanced by: Making them...
SPIRITUAL EXCISION (KAREIT)
Positive Commandments and Kareit
The only positive commandments punished by spiritual excision ( kareit )...
Introduction to Fast Days
Introduction to Fast Days
Introduction to Fast Days The purpose of Jewish fast days is to...
Introduction to Morning Prayers/Shacharit (Weekday): Order of Prayers
Introduction to Morning Prayers/Shacharit (Weekday): Order of Prayers
Here is a typical order of waking/morning prayers for weekdays (many...
Introduction to Mourning
Introduction to Mourning
Who Is a Mourner A mourner is defined in halacha as someone...
The First Halachot
The First Halachot
The first commandment given to the Jewish people as a nation was about...
Year of Mourning: Public Festivities
Public Festivities for Mourner for Parent
A mourner may not generally enter a hall of joyous celebration and...
Tachanun
Shacharit: Tachanun: When Not To Say
Tachanun is related to judgment. Tachanun is NOT said at times of...
CONVERTS
Bet Din
A bet din (religious Jewish men constituting a court of Jewish law)...
Blessings: Rainbows
Blessings: Rainbows: Looking and Blessing
The blessing over rainbows is zocheir ha’brit...
SIDDUR GUIDE: How To Pray in Synagogue
Introduction to How To Pray in Synagogue
The synagogue ( shul ) prayer service may confuse the unfamiliar....
Introduction to Passover
Introduction to Passover
Introduction to Passover:...
First Nine Days of Av
Nine Days: Restrictions
Restrictions during the Nine Days before Tish’a b’Av...

If you did not find what you were seeking, try searching via the glossary to find similar words (or spellings) or via the index for the categories ("halachot").

You may also send us a message by clicking here