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  • Writer's pictureRav Hayim Leiter

A Mohel Reflects: Blood on All Our Hands

Last week, a baby almost died as a result of his brit mila. As one news report described, just after the brit ended in Kfar Yona, the parents noticed some bleeding and sent a picture to the mohel. He insisted that everything was all right and that he’d return momentarily to re-bandage the child, which he did. The bleeding continued for another half an hour, but the mohel continued to insist that there was nothing to worry about. At 1:30 a.m. the parents opened the baby’s diaper to find it saturated with blood. When they sent the mohel a picture this time, he did not answer. When the family arrived at the emergency room, they learned that their baby had lost two-thirdsof his blood and doctors said if they had waited any longer the boy would surely have died.

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