Time of Bris


Is there a required time for the bris to take place after birth?

, 3 years


  1. Yes, the bris should take place on the eighth day of the baby’s life, but not before.

    For example, if the baby is born on Wednesday morning, the bris should take place on the following Wednesday, between sunrise and sunset.

    It’s important to note that the day of birth of the child runs from sunset to sunset of the following calendar date. This is called a “Jewish day”. The day of birth is not determined by the calendar date.

    If the health of the baby requires delaying the bris past the eighth day, it should be done as soon as possible afterwards, during the day, with medical and Rabbinical consultation.

    A bris can be done on Shabbat if the baby was born on the previous Shabbat, and was not born via C-section.

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