Being a traveling mohel has its perks and downsides. Every time I travel, the opportunity to see a new community and to be introduced to a slightly different Jewish culture presents itself. I love seeing how people react to my unique methods of sterility, cleanliness and the efficient manner in which I preside over a bris ceremony and circumcision.
The downside is that I don't stick around that long. Traveling does take its toll on the body, but the appreciation for my efforts in coming is always worth the trip. And, in some cases, I do revisit after an absence of several months of even years.
Someone called me today from Puerto Rico, expecting a baby in next couple of months. I remember my last visit there fondly, and look forward to the arrival of this baby and a-now-anticipated trip.
Why did I say percentages going up? Because of the brisses I've done in the last couple of months, between 30-40% of them were traveling cases beyond my local area.
I look forward to coming to your area soon, and giving you the travelingmohel experience!