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A Catskill comedian and screaming aunts


Dear Editor:

The recent “mohel article” (“The quest to find America’s top mohels,” May 9 issue) brought back some memories. Fifty + years ago in Flushing, N.Y., my oldest son was born. The bris was to be performed by Rabbi Zimmerman. Little did my late wife and I realize he was a “frustrated Catskill comedian.” With a roomful of elderly aunts in attendance, he proclaimed that he “only performed for the first show.” After that he would “give the parents a diagram and instructions to cut along indicated lines.”

I can still hear the screaming of my wife’s aunts.

Stanley Gordon



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