What Does it Take to Become a Mohel?

Chief Rabbi David Lau convenes special refresher course for mohelim from across Israel, tells parents to only use mohel with valid license.

Eliran Aharon,

Brit milah (circumcision) ceremony (illustrat
Brit milah (circumcision) ceremony (illustrat
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Israel's Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau chaired a special conference Wednesday, bringing mohalim from across Israel to renew their licenses to practice at a special refresher course.

Rabbi Lau called on all parents to only opt for a mohel in possession of a valid license, to ensure the brit (circumcision) is carried out in a professional, safe fashion.

Arutz Sheva spoke to Health Ministry inspector Dr. Moshe Wostreich, himself a practicing mohel, to hear more about what it takes to be a qualified mohel in Israel.