Laws of Conversion and Circumcision
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #01: The Source and Reasons for Brit Mila Brit mila is not only a significant milestone in the life of a Jewish male and his parents; it is central to the very relationship between God and the Jewish People. In this shiur, we discuss the source and various suggested reasons for this mitzva. Laws of Conversion and Circumcision
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #02: Who is Obligated in Brit Mila? The Torah teaches that a male child should be circumcised on the eight day after birth. This commandment raises an interesting question: Who is obligated in this mitzva? In this shiur, we will discuss the nature of the father's obligation, as well as those of the child, beit din, and the mother. Laws of Conversion and Circumcision
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #3: Who Can Perform a Brit Mila? In this shiur, we will discuss who is halakhically qualified to perform a brit mila. We will question whether a circumcision may be executed by a non-Jew, a woman, and an uncircumcised or non-religious Jew. Laws of Conversion and Circumcision
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #04: Who May be Circumcised? In this shiur, we consider the question of to whom the mitzva of circumcision applies. Are Jews the only descendants of Avraham subject to it? What about the children of intermarriage or parents who have left Judaism? What about a righteous non-Jew? Laws of Conversion and Circumcision
Rav David Brofsky Shiur #05: The Proper Time for a Brit Mila (1) Zerizin Makdimin Le-mitzvot and Delaying a Brit Mila She-lo Bi-zmanah Brit mila is a mitzva for the eighth day of a newborn boy's life, but does it matter when in the day the mitzva is performed? How do we measure the value of eagerly performing mitzvot with practical considerations that may also carry halakhic weight? Laws of Conversion and Circumcision
Rav David Brofsky The Stages of Brit Mila (1) The Mila In the first part of our examination of the stages of circumcision, we look at the question of what exactly the mitzva requires, anatomically speaking. Laws of Conversion and Circumcision