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Parshat Tazaria / Metzora
The Performance of Brit Milah on Shabbat The obligation of Brit Milah appears at the beginning of Parshat Tazria. While we first encounter this ritual in Parshat Lekh L'cha, Am Yisrael are now obligated to perform Brit Milah on the eighth day. וּבַיּוֹם, הַשְּׁמִינִי, יִמּוֹל, בְּשַׂר עָרְלָתוֹ. And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. What emerges from this short pasuk is an interesting discussion about the power given to the Chachamim to the