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Rabbi Moshe Leib Halberstadt

Av 7, 5770
SHALOM By God’s grace we will be soon blessed with a baby boy. I would like to know what is the right time to perform Brit Milah? Is it morning hours? If Brit falls on Shabath the baby is circumcised in the morning, but what about the regular days what time is the best to perform the Mitzvah? Thanks.
The best time to perform the Brit Milah is in the morning hours because of “The zealous are early [to perform] their religious duties”. There is no difference between Shabbat and weekday. The source is in Tractate Pesachim (4a): And it was taught: The whole day is valid for circumcision, but that the zealous are early [to perform] their religious duties, for it is said, And Abraham rose early in the morning! (Gen. XXII, 3). It is also ruled in Shulchan Aruch (Yoreh Deah 262, 1): Circumcision does not take place until sunrise on the eighth day of his birth. The circumcision is permissible all day, although the zealous are early to the Mitzvah and circumcise promptly in the morning.
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