Izmel Definition


A specialized surgical knife used by the Mohel in the Jewish circumcision ritual of Brit Milah for infant males. It must have certain characteristics, per Jewish Law, including that it may not stop the flow of blood (unlike the constricting devices commonly used by a surgeon or Urologist).


Origin of Izmel

  • From Hebrew אזמל (izmel), lancet, scalpel.

    From Wiktionary

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