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“WE ONLY KILL EACH OTHER”
Eastern European immigrant Max Siegel held his eight-day-old son on his lap on a pillow.
The mohel smiled. “Don’t worry. I’ve clipped dozens of schmeckles.”
Once the deed was done, the rabbi blessed the baby. “We welcome you into the covenant of Avraham on this day, in New York City on the 11th of Adar in the year 5666—March 8, 1906”
The rabbi dropped wine into the squalling child’s mouth. “May you teach the brotherhood of mankind and may the name of Benjamin Siegel be a blessing in the House of Yisroel.”
Max kissed the baby and murmured. “Omayn.”
Mohel – A Jew trained in the practice of brit milah, the “covenant of circumcision.”
Schmeckles – Guess. 😉
Now if you’re still scratching your head and asking yourself why the name Benjamin Siegel should ring a bell: