The perfect experience—everything Rabbi Rappaport does as an Expert Mohel supports this ultimate purpose. He has blessed thousands of newborn babies, adults, and even seniors throughout his long, fruitful career with his circumcision method, aiming to provide perfect results in the quickest and most painless way possible. All you have to do is scroll through his dozens of positive testimonials to convince yourself of his superior training and solid expertise!

But does Rabbi Rappaport provide the same perfect circumcision experience to all of his patients, or are there limitations to who can benefit the most from his method? As he shares, not all circumcision ages are as permissive when it comes to performing a circumcision—the younger the patient, the more suitable he is for Rabbi Rappaport’s method. Nevertheless, there is a circumcision age limit for Rabbi’s approach, past which the procedure becomes slightly more intricate and demanding from both the Mohel and the patient. 

Today’s article will help you learn all about Rabbi Rappaport’s circumcision age limit and how different ages of circumcision require different procedural techniques!

Rabbi Rappaport’s Method of Circumcision

The circumcision method employed by Rabbi Rappaport has become a staple of efficiency and excellence among the Expert Mohel community. With an actual circumcision time of only 30-40 seconds and no general anesthesia (Rabbi uses only a safe topical anesthetic), his method is the quickest and most painless approach to circumcision, something that thousands of happy families can attest to!

But the method’s quickness and efficacy don’t depend solely on Rabbi Rappaport’s expertise. Timing is of the essence, as certain circumcision ages are more suitable for the Rabbi’s method than others. 

What’s the Perfect Age for Circumcision?

For Rabbi Rappaport’s method to work, the best age for circumcision is before the baby celebrates his first birthday. Although the sacred Jewish texts mention the eighth day as the ideal moment for a Bris Milah, Rabbi has performed circumcisions on 3 to 4-months-old babies (i.e., born prematurely) and even 7 to 8-months old! As long as the baby is less than a year old, the method preserves its efficacy.

What Happens after the Baby Turns One Year Old?

Unfortunately, things become more intricate after a baby celebrates his first birthday for two reasons. First, the veins are more developed inside the penis, making topical anesthesia less effective against pain. Second, restraining a baby who doesn’t understand the meaning and circumstances behind the circumcision is difficult, even for 30-40 seconds. Therefore, Rabbi Rappaport does not employ his technique on toddlers and children between the ages of 1 and 15. For this age group, undergoing a circumcision in a hospital setting, under general anesthesia, remains the safest option.

What about Teenagers Who Surpass This Circumcision Age Limit?

Fortunately, things take a turn for the better once a teenager reaches the age of 15. For Rabbi Rappaport, this is the age when an individual reaches the level of maturity necessary to appreciate the physical and symbolic implications of circumcision, both from a religious and a non-religious perspective. Also, 15-year-old individuals are capable of laying down on a table, allowing Rabbi Rappaport and his colleague, Dr. Richie Broth, M.D., to apply a local anesthetic, and remaining still for the upcoming 30 minutes, while the circumcision procedure takes place. Although the duration of the circumcision procedure is substantially extended, in the end, the results are the same: the perfect circumcision experience, one that will require no revisions and no medical attention in the future!

These are the circumcision ages that allow Rabbi Rappaport to put his Expert Mohel training and knowledge into practice: the younger the baby, the easier the procedure will be! Once a baby celebrates his first birthday, he will have to wait until his teenage years for Rabbi Rappaport to use his method with the same efficacy. Adults have to be more patient with their circumcision procedures, but, hey, if a 74-year-old entrusted this mitzvah in the hands of Rabbi Rappaport, everyone can!

Choose Rabbi Rappaport for a Perfect Circumcision Experience!

With over 4,000 Bris Milah ceremonies conducted across the country and the world, Rabbi Avraham Rappaport is one of the best Expert Mohels you can count on in the MD/DC/VA area. Whether it’s for yourself or your newborn son, Rabbi Rappaport is ready to put his wealth of knowledge and experience at your service and guide you through your very own perfect circumcision experience! Thousands of grateful families recommend him as the perfect Mohel for the perfect Bris Milah ceremony! So don’t hesitate to contact Rabbi Rappaport and entrust your baby’s first covenant into his hands right away!

“Rabbi Rappaport brought great kindness and warmth to the bris he conducted for our son, Reuben, and the naming ceremony of Reuben’s twin sister, Anabel. The Rabbi’s words contained both wisdom and humor–necessities if you’re embarking upon a journey with twins–and we believe that both children received the best of sendoffs to a rich, happy Jewish life. We’re very lucky that Rabbi Rappaport, with his expertise, was there to help share in our Simchas.” – Sarah and Howard Ockman, Martinsburg, WV.

Let Rabbi Rappaport do the job if you plan to organize a ritual circumcision for yourself or your child. Contact him anytime on his cell at: 443-790-6541. You can also send him an email at rabbi@mdmohel.com or visit his website. He will be happy to support you in making sure you have a perfect experience!