Abraham Hains circumcision kit, Waterville, ca. 1930

Contributed by Robert Hains through Colby College Special Collections

Abraham Hains circumcision kit, Waterville, ca. 1930

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The Reverend Abraham Hains, a rabbi and kosher butcher in Waterville from 1922-53, used this circumcision equipment when performing the ritual that welcomes baby boys into the Jewish community.

The handle of the blade broke off the last time it was used.

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About This Item

  • Title: Abraham Hains circumcision kit, Waterville, ca. 1930
  • Creation Date: circa 1930
  • Subject Date: circa 1930
  • Town: Waterville
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Metal, leather
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Colby College Special Collections
5150 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 872-3284

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