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Adventures in Moheling

By Daniel Treiman

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Max Mintz shares some fun anecdotes about his work as a traveling mohel with Houston’s Jewish Herald-Voice:

One of his strangest experiences occurred earlier this year, when he was invited to a brit milah in Tulsa, Okla. “When I arrived in Tulsa, my bags did not arrive with me, which was not good, since I can’t take knives on a plane,” he explained.

“The people at Southwest Airlines found my bags in Houston, and offered to put them on the next plane to Tulsa,” Mintz explained. “However, it wasn’t going to be possible to wait for my instruments to arrive, perform the bris and then get back to the airport in time for my plane back to Houston.

“There was a chapel at the airport, which they agreed to let us use,” the mohel explained, “and they managed to get my bags to me on the next plane. In the interim, we transferred people from the synagogue to the airport; I performed the circumcision in the airport chapel; they had brought food for the seudat mitzvah [mitzvah feast]; and there was enough time left for me to get on the last plane to Houston.”

The full article is here.


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