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Skillfully preserving Jewish ritual

Mohel program aims to replenish covenant keepers

Dr. Bob Levenson addressed a group of mohels-in-training after they toured a temple in Newton. Dr. Bob Levenson addressed a group of mohels-in-training after they toured a temple in Newton. (John Bohn / Globe Staff)
By Erica Noonan
Globe Staff / April 14, 2008

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NEWTON - Dr. Bob Levenson always appeared wherever he was asked, on the eighth day, whether that was a national holiday, the Sabbath, or a day packed with visits from his regular patients. His task was to preside over the most profound and delicate rituals of Jewish family life, singing ancient prayers in Hebrew while circumcising and bandaging a newborn ... (Full article: 1096 words)

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