When to Delay a Bris Milah

A Bris Milah is never performed if it poses any danger to the infant. The doctor and/or mohel's advice to delay a Bris for health reasons should always be heeded. In case of jaundice (yellow pigmentation of the skin), the bris cannot be performed; it is delayed until the bilirubin in the blood drops to a safe level. The bris may then be performed without endangering the child. In cases of some illnesses, a delay of seven days following full recovery is required. It is forbidden to postpone the bris for any reason other than health of the child, or in order to obtain a proper Mohel. It is the responsibility of the Mohel, in consultation with the doctor and the family, to determine if a delay is necessary according to Jewish law.

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  • April 13, 2011
    Regarding Mohel Rabbi Rubins Circumcision on my patient Binyamin Berger,

    Binyamin was seen today. His recent circumcision was evaluated and was done well and healed well.
    Dr. M. Skowron MD,Staten Island NY
  • February 15, 2011
    My patient, Jordan Eisler was circumcised by Mohel Rabbi Avrohom Rubin. Jordan’s circumcision was performed with precision and Rabbi Rubin’s technique and method was done with utmost professionalism....
    Dr. Anna Shindelman, M.D., Staten Island NY

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