Aliyah on Shabbos before the Bris

Aliyah on Shabbos before the Bris:[1]

The father of newborn male child is considered a Chiyuv on the Shabbos before the Mila [or Shabbos of the Mila, if he has not yet received an Aliyah after the birth[2]].

If the Bris will be delayed due to weakness or illness of the newborn:[3] In the event that the circumcision will not take place on time due to weakness or illness of the child, then the Chiyuv for the Aliyah is deferred until the Shabbos before the rescheduled Bris.

If after Shabbos the Bris was delayed due to weakness or illness of the newborn:[4] In the event that after the father received an Aliyah on the Shabbos before the Birs the circumcision was delayed due to weakness or illness of the child until after a following Shabbos, then there is no longer any Chiyuv for him to receive an Aliyah on the Shabbos before the rescheduled Bris.

Dinei Kadima-precedence: The father of the newborn male child does not receive precedence for an Aliyah over a Chasan who has an Ufruf that Shabbos or the Shabbos after the wedding, nor over a Bal Yartzite, nor over a Bar Mitzvah boy. However, he does receive precedence over guests, a mourner who desires to receive Maftir, or one who needs to say Hagomel.

Sandek and Mohel: The Sandek and Mohel are considered a Chiyuv on the Shabbos before the Mila or Shabbos of the Mila.[5] Nevertheless, the custom today is not be particular in this matter, and not to treat them as a Chiyuv for an Aliya, and rather they are given a different honor such as Hagbah.[6]

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[1] See M”A 282:18; Levush O.C. 282; Shaareiy Efraim 2:1; Kitzur SHU”A 78:11; Biur Halacha 136:1 “Beshabbos Veyom Tov”; See Piskeiy Teshuvos 136:5-12; Piskeiy Teshuvos 136:9; Shevach Habris 11:1

[2] Piskeiy Teshuvos ibid

[3] M”A ibid; Shaareiy Efraim 2:8; Biur Halacha 136:1 “Beshabbos Veyom Tov”

[4] M”A ibid; Elya Raba 282; Shaareiy Efraim 2:8

[5] M”A 282:18; Lervush O.C. 282

[6] Shaareiy Efraim 2:1; Biur Halacha 136:1 “Beshabbos Veyom Tov”

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