Rabbi Levi Heber, a Mohel from Crown Heights, was invited to perform a bris in Massachusetts.
Family and friends came from far and wide to partake in the bris celebration.
The Mohel made the four-hour trip from Crown Heights to Boston having been informed of the significance of this particular bris to take place in this community of medical professionals.
Shortly before Shabbos, Rabbi Heber examined the child and declared that he was highly jaundiced, a fact which he confirmed with his digital jaundice meter.
Heber suggested that the child be taken to the hospital for treatment. The Medical staff admitted him as a medical emergency, and hailed the Mohel for his expert intervention.
“The fact that the Mohel picked up on the baby’s condition, something that the doctors missed, has great significance for the people in my community,” said the father of the newborn.
“This was a living example of how the Mohel has more expertise and can be even more cautious than the pediatricians.”
The bris was postponed for over a week, where the child was given his Jewish name.