Prince Charles Circumcised by a London Mohel


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So, you are expecting (or have received) a bundle from heaven? Congratulations!

We use this popular expression advisedly. We become so involved in the exacting details of preparing for the new arrival, that we forget that the baby is truly a Divine gift.

All of us cannot help but experience a sense of awe and the awareness of G-d’s miraculous dispensation as we look upon the tender new arrival. At such a time, our hearts instinctively yearn for an expression of gratitude to the Creator and His wonders.

Judaism has a way by which grateful parents express their thankfulness as well as indicate their intention of linking their child with the destiny and hope of our people. Your Mohel or Rabbi will be glad to guide you in carrying out this obligation.

In addition to being a religious officiant, the Mohel is a specialist in his field.

Many physicians call Mohalim for the Brit Milah of their own sons. The surgery involved is simple and safe and any reputable Mohel is competent and highly qualified to perform a Brit Milah.

It is noteworthy to mention in this connection, that, following tradition of the Royal House of England, which requires circumsicion of all male children, it was the Jewish Mohel of London rather than the Royal Physician who was called to circumcise the son of Princess Elizabeth.

The following news item from a British newspaper will be of interest:

Crown Prince Charles Circumcised by a London Mohel

London (JTA)-Crown Prince Charles, son of Princess Elizabeth and heir to the British throne, was circumcised in Buckingham Palace by Rabbi Jacob Snowman, official Mohel of the London Jewish community.