Mazal Tov! My daughter gave birth to a healthy boy a few days ago. She has asked me to find a mole to circumcise my grandson.

I don't understand that at all. The baby has such beautiful soft baby skin. Why does he need a mole before he can be circumcised? Did my daughter mean that I need a mole? I don't have any moles, and I wouldn't even know how to make one within the next week.


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    Why do people keep downvoting the Purim Torah questions!? – ezra Feb 16 '18 at 3:52
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    @ezra it wasn't me in this case, but if I think something is a bad purim question (or answer), I will downvote it. That's what voting is for. – רבות מחשבות Feb 16 '18 at 4:17
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    @רבותמחשבות It just seems someone is going on a downvote craze. I have to really, really dislike a question or answer to downvote it. In most cases, I leave the post alone, neither upvoting nor downvoting. – ezra Feb 16 '18 at 4:28
  • I always thought it was pronounced something like "moil", short for Mole Oil(or maybe Mohel Oil?) - the best thing to sooth and heal freshly cut skin. Keep that baby's skin soft with less toil - use Doyle's Royal Mohel Oil! – Gary Feb 16 '18 at 4:57
  • @ezra It wasn't me either, but don't we have too many of them? It's only Rosh Chodesh, and more than the half of the questions are these ones... – Kazi bácsi Feb 16 '18 at 7:45

Please flag for deletion and comment if this is too inappropriate. I do not mean to offend.

A mole is necessary for a circumcision because we need the mole to access something private.


She was referring to a mole, the classic spicy chocolate and chicken dish served at every Mexican bris. Your son-in-law is obviously from a nice Mexican Jewish family and so they have to follow Mexican Minhag


I think that she got confused and mistranslated Tzaras as a mole; she must have heard about it from someone who was very excited about being able to get rid of tzaras beheter.

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    Tzara'at is not a mole, from my understanding. – DanF Feb 16 '18 at 16:11
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    No, of course not. But hey, this is purim torah anyway, and they are both marks on skin. – Uber_Chacham Feb 17 '18 at 17:26

I think she wants you to find a "mole animal" as it has extra thumbs. She probably wants the procedure done by one with extreme dexterity.


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