TORONTO, Ontario — The Jewish Russian Community Centre of Ontario (JRCC) will host a Brit Milah = traditional Circumcision for Armin Konn, born in 1926, this Thursday.
Brit Milah = traditional Circumcision is normally performed – in Jewish Tradition – at eight days old. As it has been done to Isaac by his father, Abraham (see bible). Have you ever wondered about how it could be that Abraham ha his Circumcision at age 99?
Could it be? Well… this Thursday, a record will be made, with a Circumcision for a man at age 96, perhaps the oldest to have a traditional Circumcision since Abraham had his 3,736 years ago.
This week a Jewish man, a 96-year-old WWII veteran!, who had his friends killed because they were Circumcised and as such identified as Jews by the Nazis, will have a Circumcision!
Armin Konn, born in 1926 in Ukraine under the oppression of the communist regime, fought with the Partisans in 1942-43. He then served in the Red Army air force until his plane was downed over Lithuania in 1944, and he spent the rest of the war in a Nazi prison camp.
Armin has not been circumcised as a child due to the communist oppression of religion. He will be undergoing a circumcision arranged by the Jewish Russian Community Centre (JRCC) after a doctor clears him.
Just in time for May 8-9, Armin will celebrate his victory over evil in all forms – physical oppression and annihilation (the Nazis) or spiritual-religious anti-Semitic hatred. The actual circumcision is not open to the public.
What: Brit Milah = traditional Circumcision
Where: Location upon request
When: Thursday, May 4.
– Jewish name-giving ceremony: 6:00 pm
– Festive meal and party: 6:30