Judy Fried Siegel MD

M O H E L E T
Female Mohel
non religious circumcision

I respect every families choice to make this moment special in their own way.  For some, gentle circumcision surrounded by loving parents without ritual is enough.

 

Some families that are not Jewish choose to have a Mohel or Mohelet perform compassionate circumcision in the comfort of their home.

 

My own view is that Brit Milah is a gateway moment for families to experience the wonder of being Jewish, be they traditional Jews, non-observant Jews or blended and multi-cultural.  In this way, as a Mohel, I honor all types of families, and give them access to Brit Milah.  I encourage families to incorporate some amount of relevent ritual, or develop new ritual, to mark the awe we feel at the miracle of birth.

 

cooperman.jpg
cooperman.jpg
serenity
serenity

Brit should be full of serenity

Jerusalem Archway
Jerusalem Archway

Brit can be an entrance into a new place in life

mountain peak
mountain peak

Brit Milah can be as profound as a moutain peak

The Kotel at night
The Kotel at night

Brit Milah rings with 4000 years of Jewish identity, as profound as our yearning for Jerusalem

sunrays
sunrays

Circumcision can be a moment of illumination

Priestly Blessing
Priestly Blessing

Pain is not part of the covenant of circumcision. This baby has just had his circumcision, and is in the embrace of his loving family. He is calm and peaceful. I do not believe G-d wants babies to experience pain and my work reflects that belief.

Peace
Peace

Home circumcision can be a moment of peace and calm when done with intent

Meadows of beauty
Meadows of beauty

this field in Alaska emits a sense of calm I strive for during home circumcision

Rainbow, another Brit
Rainbow, another Brit
brilliance
brilliance

profound color can mimic the brilliance of Brit Milah

calm
calm

peace, calm, serenity