Saturday, December 16, 2006

Daf Yomi - Rosh Hashanah 11 - AVROHOM’S BRIS

Tosfos cites a Pirkei D’Rabbi Eliezer that the bris milah of Avrohom occurred on Yom Kippur.

A question is asked that since the bris of Avrohom did not take place on the eighth day, it should be considered a “shelo b’zmano” – a bris that is not in its proper time. The halacha is that only a bris which is done in the correct time can override Shabbos or Yom Kippur. How could he have done the bris on Yom Kippur?

In the sefer Yehuda Yaaleh (Y”D 253) it is written that since Avrohom wasn’t commanded to have a bris until now, it was regarded as a bris in its proper time and therefore the obligation will override Yom Kippur.