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mohel

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noun mo·hel \ˈmō-(h)el, ˈmȯi(-ə)l\

Definition of mohel

plural mohels also mo·hal·im \ˌmō-hä-ˈlēm\ or mo·hel·im play \-(h)e-ˈlēm\

  1. :  a person who performs ritual Jewish circumcisions



Origin of mohel

Hebrew mōhēl


First Known Use: 1650


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