Reuveyn Fraser M.D.

                                                                                     CERTIFIED MOHEL

                           20 years experience as a Mohel performing Jewish Circumcisions in greater Boston & Massachusetts

                                  Brit Milah       Hatafat Dam Brit       Naming Ceremony       Brisses       ritual Circumcisions      

 
Richard Fraser MD Westwood, MA 781 - 690 - 1339 (voice) 775 - 703 - 1031 (fax)

BRIT MILAH CHECKLIST

____HEBREW NAME

____STATEMENT ABOUT SIGNIFICANCE OF NAME

____KVATTER

____KVATTERIN

____SANDEK

____WINE

____KIDDUSH CUP

____TWO CHAIRS

____TWO CANDLES AND CANDLE HOLDERS

____SMALL DISH (or TEA-CUP SAUCER) OF OLIVES

____SMALL DISH WITH SAND OR DIRT

____SMALL DISH WITH RAISINS AND ALMONDS

____COTTON BALLS

____BABY BOTTLE NIPPLE

____PACIFIER

____THREE DIAPERS

____LARGE JAR OF VASELINE

____BACITRACIN OINTMENT

 

____TABLE

 THE TABLE SHOULD BE LARGE AND STURDY, ABLE TO SUPPORT 40 POUNDS, AND NOT A FOLDING CARD TABLE

____4 X 4 GAUZE PADS (NOT 2 X 2, NOT 4 X 3, NOT 3 X 3) (!)

____TYLENOL INFANT DROPS (NOT THE ELIXIR) (!)

____TABLECLOTH

____PILLOW

____PILLOW CASE

____LARGE BATH TOWEL (BLUE IS MY FAVORITE COLOR)

____YARMULCHES

____SMALL WASTEPAPER BASKET

____PLENTY OF FOOD

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FYI: A Mohel, also pronounced Moyl or Moyel, comes from the Hebrew root M-L "to circumcise" and is the same root as the word Milah referring to the covenant of Milah. Milah means circumcision. The various pronunciations of the word Mohel/Moyl/Moyel come from the various East European/Ashkenazi dialects and modern Hebrew. Also the correct term for the ceremony is Brit Milah. The terms Brit and Bris also reflect different dialects and have come to be accepted into English over the term Brit Milah.