Why this GP trained to become a ritual circumciser

Dr Hershel Goldman has circumcised thousands of boys since qualifying as a Mohel back in the 1980s

In its simplest form, the Jewish circumcision ceremony known as the Bris is exactly the same today as it was 3000 years ago.

Dr Hershel Goldman
Dr Hershel Goldman.

An eight-day-old baby is carried into a room by his parents and handed to a senior family member chosen for their respectability.

A blessing is read. The ritual begins.

And then a religious official reaches down,