Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Building trust

Recently I was contemplating becoming a Mohel, a Ritual Circumciser. If I wanted to learn this next year, I wanted to make sure I would be able to apply my new skills.
What do you think my family and closest friends answered me, when I asked if they would allow me to be their baby's Mohel?
Apparently, only a Mohel with lots of experience will be bringing my future nephews (IY"H) into the Tribe, not a fresh-faced bochur with a Smicha Teuda still smelling of laser ink.
Oh well.

(And I do not have my smicha yet. It was a given that by the time I'll be circumcising, I will have passed all my required tests.)