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Author:  SA
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Date:  10/12/2004 7:48:00 PM
Subject:  Inviting to a brit mila
I learned that one should NOT invite people to a brit mila meal bacause if that person does not show up -- let's just say it does not bode well in shamayim for him/her.

Does that mean that phrases such as " refreshments ( or lunch ) will be served " should NOT be mentioned ?

Are you ONLY allowed to inform people that " the brit will take place on such a date at this address " ?

Thank you !
Reply:  Technically the same applies to any and all Seudot Mitzvah (parties for a Mitzvah). That would include weddings and so on. You can cause a big stir if you invite people outright.
Tell people, "The Brit will be Shabbat morning at this time and at that Shul, I hope you can make it."

Mazal Tov! Find a good Mohel!

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