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The Kindest Cut of All Makes History in an Arctic City

History, Jewish history, was made recently in the Arctic city of Yellow-knife, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, The event was the circumcision of Nathaniel Moll, son of David and Marianne Moll, in the home of Harold and Zelda Glick. Rabbi D. Postone of Calgary, Alberta, officiated at the circumcision.

Another first on that occasion was the presence of a minyan, the first time that at least 10 Jews were present at the same place in Yellowknife. The city has a population of 10,000 but there is only one Jewish family, the Glicks. A handful of Israelis and Canadian Jews frequent the city, holding various jobs or assignments with different levels of government.

Present at the event were individuals and couples from Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet and Edmonton, and a grandmother all the way from St. Catherines, Ontario in the Niagara Peninsula. The Glicks prepared a buffet supper of Arctic char for the guests.