Circumcision, they say, "was a Victorian medical fad which should have gone out with neck-to-knee bathing costumes, blood-letting, frontal lobotomies". Still, a tidy tossol appeals to my sense of order and may be a fad worth considering, like yo-yos. Not that I'd want to have it done twice:
A row over an Australian bar mitzvah boy’s circumcision forced a mother to move her son’s simcha from an Orthodox shul to a Progressive synagogue at the 11th hour last week.
The boy had been scheduled to read from the Torah at Chabad Double Bay, Sydney, but rabbis from the Sydney Beth Din ruled on the Monday before that his circumcision was not kosher.
Rabbi Moshe Gutnick and Rabbi Yoram Ulman were at the mikvah in Bondi preparing to draw a drop of blood from the boy to symbolise his Orthodox conversion when they noticed that his brit milah, conducted by a Jewish doctor in 1993, was incomplete.
“We immediately called one of the mohelim to check, and he confirmed a further circumcision needed to be done,” Rabbi Gutnick said.