I just returned from visiting the Mohel. I decided to do the Hatafat Dam Brit separate from Thursday’s ceremony, to give me one less thing to think about. I was not very concerned about the ritual, even with the ridiculous amount of “sensitivity” we men feel about “the area.”
It only took a few minutes and was painless. Dr. Biback was very nice and friendly. While on the surface inconsequential, I found the ritual to be a nice event to mark this identity change in my life. On to the mikveh on Thursday.
On a side note, I think this will be the only time I will have trees planted in Israel in exchange for a man to touch my penis. I found this thought entirely too amusing on my ride hom