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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Lifecycle Events

The Parameters of Rabbinic Participation in Conversions

Mikveh During Aveilut

Harchakot During Aveilut

Questions About Brit Milah: Donor Sperm and Shabbat

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on October 23, 2009

In studying brit milah, an interesting question arises in regards to a son who was conceived by artificial insemination by the husband. Before, we addressed the brakha of “li’hakniso b’vrito shel Avraham Avinu” that is made by the father of the son.…

Is a Father Obligated to Perform His Son’s Brit Milah?

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on October 16, 2009

In discussing the nature of the father’s obligation to give his son a bris, we encounter a question: is the father obligated to perform the bris himself (if possible), or only to take the responsibility to make sure that the bris is performed?…