- Question: [Tuesday, 10th Teves 5782]
We are having a Bris today. Does the father of the child have to fast?
The Baal Bris [father of the child, Mohel and Sandak] are all required to fast the entire day of a fast day even though the Bris is taking place that day. Thus, the Seudas Mitzvah is to take place only after the fast. The only time we allow a Baal Bris to eat on the day of a fast, is if the fast is Nidcheh, pushed off.
Sources: M”A 559:11 regarding Tishe Beav and all the other 4 Taaneisim and so rules: Radbaz 2:35; M”B 559:35; Beis David 347; Erech Hashulchan 550:1; Poskim brought in Kaf Hachaim 549:10; See Piskeiy Teshuvos 559:9