Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MamaLA and the Mohel - A Funny Interview from the LA Jewish Journal



Rabbi Shalom Denbo of Los Angeles sat down for a funny interview last month with Julia Moss of the LA Jewish Journal. 

Rabbi Denbo is a mohel, and often finds himself telling jokes or being told jokes about  his profession.

As Moss, also known as MamaLA, wrote in the Journal,
Jokes? Denbo has heard them all. Years ago, as part of a marketing campaign, he ran an ad in the Jewish Journal that read, “Tell me a mohel joke I haven’t heard, and you’ll get a bris for free.” There were no winners. Not even: “Do you work for tips?”
Born in New Jersey, trained in Israel and now living in Pico-Robertson, Denbo is the author of “7 Traits: How to Change Your World” and has traveled as far as Tahiti, performing more than 1,000 brises, the ceremonial circumcision covenant that connects Jewish boys to their heritage on the eighth day of life.
Enjoy! 

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2 comments:

  1. b'sholem ben-akiva, Newton, MAWednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:21:00 AM EDT

    So moishe the moil is getting older and he, and only he, notices a very slight tremble in his hands. But he enjoys his work and doesn't want to give it up. So he goes to levine the lawyer and asks “Can I get bris insurance?” Levine says “I never heard of such a thing, but let me look into it”. A week later, levine comes back and says: “Moishe, guess what, I found a policy. Only thing is, there's a one inch deductible”. Oy vay.

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  2. A man goes to a moil and asks "What do you do with the foreskins you remove?" The moil says "I throw then out." The man says "Can you give them to me?" The moil ask "Why?" The man says "I make something with them." The moil says "OK, but you need to show me what you make." A few weeks later after he has given him quite a few foreskins the moil asks "What did you make with them?" The man produces a small purse. The moil says "That's all you made with all those foreskins I gave you? It's so small." The man replied "Yes, but if you rub it it becomes a full set of luggage."

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