Question:

If a woman gives birth to a baby boy by Cesarean section, and the date of the bris lands on a Rosh Hashana or yom kippur or shabbat?

Can the date of the bris be changed to a different day?

By the way, other than the delivery by the C-section, baby is well

The question is from a friend. She tells me that on the internet it says that you can change the date. I’m not sure which website she was referring to. To my knowledge a bris can only be postponed if the baby is not well.

Thank you and Shana Tova

Answer:

Mazal Tov on the birth.

A baby born through caesarean section cannot have his bris on Shabbos or Yom Tov, and not even on Yom Tov Sheini. The bris should be done the day following Shabbos or the day after the Yom Tov and should not be postponed for a later date then that. 

Sources:

Shabbos 135a, Yoreh Deah 266-10, O:CH 335-1, Otzar Habris Chap. 10 2-6, in the name of R’ Moshe Feinstein and R. Vosner zt”l.

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