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A few in my neighborhood mentioned that they saw, on a shidduch resume asked "Who was the father's mohel?" My wife was asked this question from a shadchan. (No ... my wife is not dating anyone else :-)

I don't mean to sound funny, but seriously, I was too young to recall who my mohel was. If I saw him today, I know I wouldn't recognize him so many years later. (Chances are, the mohel is now doing a brit in shamayim.) Besides, I have no relative alive who was at my brit, whom I could ask.

I'm really curious as to why a shadchan, a girl, or a girl's parents would need to know this information. Any ideas?

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    @DanF Yichus is spelled יחוס, not יחות. – Heshy Mar 20 '18 at 14:33
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    @DanF #ashkenaziproblems ;-) – ezra Mar 20 '18 at 16:10
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    @DanF by recent resume, do you mean a standard form issued by an org when you sign up for jewish online dating or pay a dating coach, or join a shadchan's data base etc. can you link to the form you saw so we can see who is asking and the full form? OR did you mean that the girl's private resume has a list of questions for potential suitors? What do you mean? – David Kenner Mar 20 '18 at 18:53
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    Funny and somewhat related anecdote that I heard said about Rav Yaakov Kamenetzy: A man in his 20's meets Reb Yaakov and during the course of the conversation mentions that Reb Yaakov was the Sandek at his Bris. Reb Yaakov responds "My apologies for not recognizing you" :) – Salmononius2 Mar 23 '18 at 19:25
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    Hi @DannySchoemann I think we're just going to disagree on this one. We're coming from different sides of the picture. My former community has no Jewish old timers. Regardless, I think that getting this info is irrelevant to knowing much about the girl or boy, anyway. There are more critical matters than this one. I'm prob. going to delete this Q today or tomorrow. – DanF Mar 27 '18 at 13:37

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