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mo·hel

(moyl)
Ordained Jew who performs circumcisions as prescribed by Jewish customs.
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Emily Blake, the mohel who performed Mark's son's bris, about why this biblical practice has remained so central to the Jewish experience, even among the nonobservant.
Former Knesset member Pnina Tamano-Shata (Yesh Atid) is calling for an investigation into the members of the Israeli rabbinate who encourage trainee mohel to "practice" on babies of Ethiopian extraction and babies of foreign laborers in Israel without having received proper training.
He says there is no regulated standard for training or certification of mohels, or any place for reporting injuries from circumcision.
Washington, Sep 14 ( ANI ): The New York Board of Health has voted unanimously in favor of parental or guardian consent before any male baby undergoes a ritual circumcision performed by a rabbi or mohel that involves oral suction.
Still, in some quarters the prospect of regulation--which obviously had the potential to shift a good deal of business from unlicensed Mohels to regular Jewish physicians--continued to hold a certain appeal.
In 2012, the New York City Board of Health voted to require mohels to obtain such consent, in which parents acknowledged the risk of herpes infection, after officials identified 11 cases in which infant boys contracted herpes simplex virus after circumcisions believed to include oral suction.
MBP, a procedure practiced by some ultra-Orthodox mohels, involves orally sucking away the blood from the infant's genital area after cutting off his foreskin during the bris, or ritual circumcision.
13, which would require mohels to explain the oral suction procedure and its risks, including the possible transmission of herpes simplex virus, and have parents sign a waiver.But Niederman worries that a vote to enact the law would force rabbis, who are "among the most law-abiding citizens," to put their religious beliefs first.
The city wants to amend a health law to require mohels to collect written permission from the parents of the baby to ensure they are aware of the health risks and the practice.
Like Abrahamsohn, most preferred to work as tailors, mohels, teachers and merchants rather than face the dangers and uncertainties of the mines.
The ADL said, "The comic book portrays mohels -- those specially trained to perform the traditional Jewish circumcision ceremony -- as rapacious, bloodthirsty and bent on harming children."