By COLlive reporter
On Friday night a week ago, Mrs. Mussy Litzman gave birth to a baby boy. Her husband Rabbi Osher Litzman and the family were elated and soon began making plans to hold a Bris Milah.
As the Chabad Shluchim in Seoul, South Korea, they are used to living with the daily challenges of being away from any large Jewish population.
This one turns out to be a difficult one.
Due to restrictions on entry into the country and a demand for isolation in the hospital, it was not possible to arrange for a mohel to be there on the 8th day as biblically commanded.
Instead, Rabbi and Mrs. Litzman boarded a flight with their 9 children and flew for 11 hours to Frankfurt, Germany where they spent this past Shabbos.
They were warmly hosted by the local Shluchim Rabbi Zalman and Chana Sheina Goldah Gurevitch. who spend the time working out the details and organizing the ceremony.
The mohel they were able to arrange was Rabbi Tzvi Gutman of Vienna, Austria, who drove for 7 hours to be there on time.
On Shabbos morning, after davening, members of the Chabad community and local Yeshiva walked to the home of Shluchim Rabbi Yosef and Sterna Havlin where the Bris was performed.
“It was an out-of-this-world experience,” one of the people present wrote on social media. “It was respectable, emotional and unimaginable. The Shluchim of the Rebbe gave our community a lesson were will never forget.”