The Washington Post ran an article today about the growing popularity of home circumcisions. The traditional Jewish ceremony for eight-day-old boys called brith milah, or bris, performed by a trained mohel is well-known.
But there is a rise in the number of Christian families who opt for a “holistic circumcision” performed at home rather than in the hospital.
Immediately, a disturbing image came to me. I saw the the dark-bearded, falsetto-voiced pitchman for all manner of esoteric cleaning, grooming, and maintenance items, Billy Mays.
That’s scary enough, but what if Billy catches on to this newest trend in, well, home invasion?
“Hi. Billy Mays for OxiKut, the home circumcision kit. Why spend $500 or more on a mohel when you can perform circumcisions at home with our inexpensive kit?”