... And so I Became a Mohel

By Barry Cytron

Eugene Borowitz, March 31, 1978

The author describes his decision to seek training in circumcision from an obstetrician and become a mohel. After two mohelim in Des Moines died, the author reports, the entire state of Iowa was bereft of any mohel, prompting him to learn both the medical and halachic (Jewish legal) procedures involved.

Topic: Parenthood, Ritual, Tradition, Cities and Suburbs, Informal Education, Covenant, Boys, Training, Health and Healing, Clergy, Adult Education, Religion

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.151

Page Number(s): 89-90

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Iowa , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cytron, Barry. ... And so I Became a Mohel. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 31 March 1978: 89-90. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=9133


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