Have Knife - Will Travel

Welcome to travelingmohel.com! If you are expecting a boy, or if your son has just been born, and you live in an area without a local mohel (or the local mohel is unavailable, or you are exploring other options), travelingmohel.com is the address for you.

I come highly recommended by happy parents, rabbis and physicians, and have developed the traveling for a bris down to a science so that you have the best experience possible from a traveling mohel, your baby is given the attention he needs and deserves, and we remain in constant contact until your baby is completely healed from his bris (circumcision).

I currently live in South Florida, making me an ideal candidate to fly anywhere in the Caribbean or the United States. I am open to flying just about anywhere in the world!

For more information about me and my thoughts on bris milah/ brit milah/ berit milah, please see my regular blog at http://www.mohelinsouthflorida.com/

Click here to read the inaugural thoughts of this website/blog. This posting is the important first step in understanding what I offer and how my mohel services will best fit your needs.


The Search for the Right Mohel

There are many fine mohels in the world. When looking for the one who meets your needs, the questions you should be asking include:

Can he relate to the way I practice Judaism?
Does he have a good bedside manner?
Will he treat me like a mentsch?
Will he view my baby as I do? Or is my baby "just another feather in the cap?"
Does he have patience?
Does he give me the time of day when I have questions related to the bris that need to be discussed?

Is he an excellent practitioner?
Will the cosmetic results be to my liking?
Do his standards of hygiene and sterility match my sensibilities?
Does he pay attention to detail?
Does he explain things clearly?
Is the baby ever in danger?
What is his track record as far as emergencies and post-op situations?
Does he check the baby after the bris?
Is he in contact to see how the baby is doing a few days along the healing process?

Jewish Law?
Is he familiar with all aspects of Jewish law related to the bris?
Is he familiar with the customs of different Jewish traditions - European, Middle Eastern, North African, etc?
Is he flexible in terms of some of the customs, as they relate to my family situation?
What is his method of circumcision?
Does he use a clamp or the "Jewish shield" to isolate the foreskin?
How does he do metzitzah?

Good luck with your baby! I hope all goes well and your experience is a positively memorable one!

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