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Is a circumcision performed by a doctor equivalent to one performed by a mohel from a religious perspective.

I am a Jewish man from the UK, and learned recently that apparently I never had a traditional circumcision ceremony and that it was done in a secular hospital. As far as I know all my male relatives have had traditional ceremonies, and so I am curious if from a religious perspective if mine counts in regards to fulfilling the commandments in the same way theirs would.

Funnily enough the doctor who did it was a member of the tribe, and as far as I know it removed everything you’re supposed to as a Jewish man (the head is fully exposed even soft). However, there was no religious ceremonial aspect to this and the doctor, although a fellow Jew, is not a mohel.

Also, I don’t know if this needs to be said in the sub but this is not the post to spew anti circumcision rhetoric and get in arguments. I’m happy and proud as a Jewish man and you’re not going to change my mind.

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