Re: Bris during Yom Kippur

Percy Mett (
Wed, 8 Jan 1997 13:50:57 +0000

Rabbi Geoffrey Shisler wrote:
>A few years ago when I practised as a Mohel in London, I had such a case
>and was instructed by Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu, the Av Bet Din of the
>London Bet Din, NOT to perform the Brit on Yom Kippur. ...

Gershon Dubin asked:
>All of the considerations you describe would apply equally and by
>kal vachomer to a bris on Shabbos. Does the Dayan permit brisos to be
>performed on Shabbos in London?

I don't know the background to Rabbi Geoffrey Shisler's case when he was
advised not to perform a bris on Yom Kipur.

But Dayan Ehrentreu is a mohel himself and does perform brisn on shabbos as
required when this is the due date.

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