Tuesday, 12 February 2013
trying to derive the connection between brit milah and shabbat. can follow various paths but comes back to the number 8.
(the obligation of circumcision, brit milah, on the 8th day overrides prohibitions of shabbat. the discussion uses various methods to find a textual source, with words and comparisons to other commands. but the discussion circles back to the verses that say "on the 8th day." for english translation of this talmud page, see here)