Monday, September 24, 2012

Leaving tefillin on for a brit milah


The practice of leaving tefillin on during a brit milah is meant to demonstrate the need for a visible sign of our relationship with G-d. Just as tefillin function as such a sign, so the brit milah will function as such a sign.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 4:101:4)

[Note: Rav Moshe does not address the question of having a sign for women.]

Gmar tov,

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