from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who performs circumcision on a Jewish male as a religious rite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The person who performs the circumcision in a Jewish bris
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A circumciser; the officiating rabbi who is specially qualified to perform the operation of circumcision.
And all the family and many close friends were there to witness it: grandparents on both sides, relatives, friends -- everyone was there to watch the rabbi, a certified surgeon, called the mohel, perform the cut, the holy cut, while saying prayers in a ritual tracing back five millennia to that day Abraham made his covenant with the one and only God.
A mohel is the person who performs ritual circumcisions, and Spielberg meant that Joan Crawford had done this for him—symbolically, of course.
This is done by a special rabbi, called a mohel (pronounced moyel) and is done in a ceremony, usually in the home, with lots of relatives, and is vaguely analogous to a christening.
This is an Orthodox Jewish ritual whereby, after the circumcision of the infant, the wound is then cleaned via a sucking motion as applied by the mouth of the practitioner (called a mohel (please no puns, like mohelester ...)) on the infant's genitals.
In addition, he said, circumcision of Jewish children is often performed by a religious specialist known as a mohel, who might arguably not be included among the "healing arts practitioners" covered by the state law on medical procedures.
In the traditional Jewish community, a mohel is a person trained to perform circumcisions.
` Circumcision ', pp. 95 sqq.), though it seems that the mohel was usually a surgeon rather than a priest.
I don't know about Seaton, but I'd be wondering how the hell I ended up with Lorena Bobbitt as a mohel.
It is mandatory in Judaism, and in Jewish families the circumcision – known as the brith milah – is usually conducted by a mohel.
I introduced her to every logical candidate I could find -- a cantor from Kansas, a lawyer from Louisiana, a mohel from Miami.
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