Life Cycle

Update: Jun 13th, 2011

The cut that binds

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For thousands of years, boys have been welcomed into the Jewish community through the ritual of circumcision. This is the circumcision equipment used by Reverend Abraham Hains, who also served as Waterville’s rabbi and kosher butcher from 1922-53. The handle of the blade broke off the last time it was used.

Courtesy of Robert Hains

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