So, the reason is, I wanted to offer a glimpse, to anyone unsure about whether to perform a bris on their precious infant at all, that a bris is not a big deal. And also I remember as a young mother, wanting to know exactly what they are going to do to my baby and not getting much in the way of answers. So these photos give a close up of what is going on in case some new parent wants to know.
As I tell my children, they ONLY cut the extra skin, that's all, nothing else and no they CAN'T make a mistake and cut off too much because only the small amount of skin can fit through the space in the metal sheild is cut, on the far away side. It only takes a couple of seconds for the whole thing.
A bris is a holy event and I wanted to capture the faces of the parents and participants who are bringing their newest child into the covenant of Abraham.
As a child, I assisted in our home clinic. My father was a pediatric specialist and teaching professor at Hadassah and Shaarei Tsedek. He occasionally acted as a Mohel and, though I never followed my calling to become a midwife, I have always been comfortable with medical stuff.
To see the bris slideshow click Here or on the Photo.