Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg has served as a Mohel for the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas since 1990. He apprenticed under the late Rabbi Benjamin Nadoff of Pittsburgh, and was trained and certified by the late Rabbi Yosef Dovid Weisberg, the Commissioner of Mohelim in Israel and Chief Mohel of Jerusalem. Rabbi Rosenberg is recognized as a Certified Mohel by the American Board of Ritual Circumcision.
An ordained Rabbi, Rabbi Rosenberg studied in Jerusalem and in the famed Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood, NJ. Rabbi Rosenberg is currently a member of the Kollel Jewish Learning Center of Pittsburgh, and a teacher in Hillel Academy.
Traditionally, the parents engage a mohel to perform the Bris. A mohel is specially trained in the medical and surgical techniques of circumcision. In addition to being an expert in his field, the mohel is also an expert in the Jewish laws pertaining to Bris Milah. A doctor's medical circumcision, usually performed in the hospital on the second or third day after birth, does not fulfill the requirements of a Bris Milah and is not considered valid according to Jewish law. The Bris must be performed by a Jewish person who understands, upholds, and practices the tenets of the Jewish religion, and is specially trained to function as a mohel.