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A Minyan (10 men) is not halachicly essential for a Brit Milah to be performed, it is only customary. It is more important to perform the Brit Milah on the appropriate day of the baby boy’s life, (8 days old unless there are medical reasons not to) than to have a minyan. The mohel (person performing the Brit) can, if need be, perform the rite in only the presence of the father. Always seek your own Rabbinical guidance for all the Halachot relating to Brit Milot.
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