So you’re taking up leatherworking?

That’s awesome! Just give it your awl!

A joke my dad told me. With my twist.

A Jewish circumcision doctor once had a jar full of the skin he had circumcised over the last few hours. He went to a new leatherworker he had heard about that could use the leftover skin. So the Jewish doctor thought he would try and reuse, reduce, and recycle.

The doctor met with the leathe...

The rabbi had been performing brises for years...

At the end of each one he would throw the foreskins into a jar in his bag. After many year he had gathered a rather large collection of foreskins. Unsure of what to do with them he consulted his friend, the leatherworker. The leatherworker tells him he has an idea and he will call the rabbi in a few...

After 40 years on the job, a mohel* is about to retire.

He's performed thousands of circumcisions and saved all the foreskins in a jar. He takes them to the best leatherworker in town and asks if he could do anything with them as a commemoration of his long career. "Sure, be back in two weeks."

Two weeks later the mohel returns, and the leatherw...

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