Are you expecting a boy?
Had a boy?
Have you thought about his Bris/Circumcision?
-- Dr. Marty Levinson of Medical Center Pediatrics
Circumcision is not only a religious ritual. Its health benefits have been clearly proven by many studies and research (CDC, Mayo Clinic and many others). It is absolutely the responsible decision for parents to make to circumcise their sons. How to have it done though, is another question. The OB/GYN that does it in the hospital delivers anesthesia before preforming the circumcision, and then proceeds to do a painful procedure [with the pain minimized by the shot]. The aftereffects of that anesthesia are felt by the child for a while. It is akin to a visit to the dentist for a filling, where your mouth is numbed and your jaw and gums are sore for a week afterwards. Why not have your child circumcised without the unnecessary pain and discomfort? Why not have a Mohel remove the foreskin in the fastest most painless way possible, with a fascinatingly fast healing?
The button below links to a page where you can download information explaining the honors, lists of things necessary, and parent prayers for the Brit.
Rabbi Ezra S. Cohen is a certified, experienced Mohel who for the past ten years has been serving the Greater Detroit community, including Lansing, Flint, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids & Toledo OH. During this time he has performed hundreds of Brissim (circumcisions). He was professionally trained by his father Rabbi Avraham S. Cohen, who has been a Mohel for over 38 years. His grandfather, Rabbi Solomon D. Cohen, was the practicing Mohel of Rochester, NY for over forty-five years. He also served the nearby cities of Syracuse and Buffalo. The family has a reputation of excellence, and are highly regarded by the entire community. Their legacy is having the utmost concern to minimize the baby's discomfort, and to provide a meaningful spiritual experience for the parents. Rabbi Ezra S. Cohen is the father of nine children, and Rabbi Avraham S. Cohen is father to nine and has many grandchildren. They know and understand, from their personal lives, the joys and stresses of having a baby, and make an extreme effort to ensure minimal stress regarding the bris/circumcision.