An Up and Coming Fashion?
by: Schvach Yid
It seem that non-Jewish families are able, and perhaps even prefer, to call on the services of a mohel for the circumcisions of their infant sons, according to a recent article, found on the Chaptzem Blog blogsite at: http://chaptzem.blogspot.com/2007/12/in-u.html#comments, on The Jewish Daily Forward website at: http://www.forward.com/articles/12351/ and on the Haaretz website at: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/939774.html .
Not to worry – it’s the same article posted on all three sites (it’s evidently making the rounds).
According to the article, written by John MacDonald of The Forward: While it's not clear exactly how many mohels offer nonritual circumcisions, the practice is, according to Shoulson - an Orthodox-trained mohel who has circumcised Muslims, Buddhists, Taoists and Hindus during his 50-year career - very widespread.
I had no idea. Bravo for the recognition of a valuable service that’s rooted in a Torah commandment, as well as in Jewish religious tradition and teaching.
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