The Rabbinical Council of America endorses the practice of using a sterile glass tube between the mohel’s mouth and the baby’s wound for the more orthodox metzitzah b’peh procedure. We talked to several expecting parents and they said it is very difficult for parents to find a qualified person (in Gatineau) outside of the medical premises to get their sons “snipped” at birth. Two children have contracted Brooklyn in the last three months of herpes through a controversial religious ritual circumcision, according to the Department of Health of the city. A Monsey rabbi, Yitzchok Fischer, was the subject of a state order prohibiting him from performing oral suction. Don’t over simplify things. Together with Arnica montana can be to accelerate the healing process. The mayor’s job is to set aside political pressures and protect infant children who are being subjected to life-threatening procedures on his watch.
As a religious minority, American Jews attach special importance to the first amendment, the noble sanctuary of our most precious freedoms. Seems like millions perhaps have been marked for death since birth if we kill all the “jews”. A circumcision ritual practiced by some Orthodox Jews has alarmed city health officials, who say it may have led to three cases of herpes — one of them fatal — in infants. However, articles in medical journals suggest strong evidence to the contrary. I didn’t see the baby at first, I thought they were just giving each other blow jobs. My personal feeling is that DONA has issued this apology not because they have any moral concerns whatsoever about circumcision, but because they are concerned with their bottom line. The Orthodox Jewish tradition known as oral suction circumcision reaches back to biblical times but it has created a modern-day dilemma for New York City health officials, who have linked it to 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000.
Mary Bassett, his choice for health commissioner, de Blasio said he intended to leave the Bloomberg consent policy in place until some better policy could be found. About two-thirds of boys born in New York City’s Hasidic communities are circumcised in the oral suction manner, according to Rabbi David Zwiebel, executive vice president of the Orthodox Jewish organization Agudath Israel of America. The person is contagious from 2 days before the rash appears until all of the blisters have crusted over. This bogus teaching is especially dangerous in light of the fact that women are making choices every day that are extremely harmful to their babies. Neonatal circumcision has no medical indication and is now considered to be an unnecessary7 non-therapeutic8 operation. It is a form of trauma-based mind-control and as we can see – it often works. By today’s laws, anyone who sucks an infant’s penis (or vagina), even if it were the father or the mother, would be punished as harsh as a murderer and labeled an “infant rapist”.
In the Penn study, the center explains that the evidence base is substantially limited by several factors. In an effort to educate parents, the city will now require ritual circumcisers to inform parents in writing if they will use direct oral contact during the circumcision, and must receive their written consent. This means it is possible to contract herpes from someone if you are sharing straws or drinking out of the same glass. But some rabbis have said that they will oppose the law on religious grounds, insisting it has been performed “tens of thousands of times a year” worldwide. A married couple who have only had sex with each other could still contract herpes simplex virus type 1 without sexual contact with anyone else. It became a health issue after a boy in Staten Island and twins in Brooklyn, circumcised by the same mohel in 2003 and 2004, contracted Type-1 herpes. I heard from a reader last week that pediatricians in her home state of Alabama always react to her son’s intact penis with perplexity and sometimes even with horror.
He has both a Facebook account and a twitter account which attest to his open and unusual style. So why does religion promote circumcision? The Department of Health has also begun to circulate a new brochure to hospitals and obstetricians and pediatricians’ offices so parents can receive information through their doctors before the bris instead of from mohels at the ceremony. After the vote, Rabbi Mark Dratch, executive vice president of the RCA, told JTA that his organization would not engage in a legal challenge. And then the family comes back… asking for silence. Finally an ambulance arrived and the infant was rushed to Wolfson hospital. …keep an eye on your young children!!!
The sages ask, if Abraham had been taught the whole Torah already, why did he wait until being commanded to circumcise himself? After the ritual, Rachminov, 69, misled Barukh by claiming the circumcision was “performed appropriately and that his conduct was within the standard of care and skill required of Jewish mohelim and circumcisers,” the lawsuit says.