The practice of sucking blood from a baby’s incision is defended by ultra-Orthodox rabbis, and

While New York City wrestles with the issue, suburban Rockland County — itself home to thousands of Orthodox Jews — seems to have found a solution. One mohel was banned by the city from performing any more circumcisions, but he did not stop. He told the family they would have to find another mohel, the guest recounted. Why is it that in Norway are Jews free to criticize us not Jews endlessly, while criticism of Jews is hate speech? Then the baby, on a white pillow, was carried into the main worship space. Neonatal herpes simplex virus infection following Jewish ritual circumcisions that included direct orogenital suction – New York City, 2000-2011. The rabbi followed those precautions one morning at Brooklyn’s Congregation Shaare Zion, where he circumcised week-old Yosef Sananas.

Which by today’s standards would be gold. Its judges directed the lower court to start over, using a stricter legal standard. “We developed this law … to balance the right of people to practice religion with the requirements of a health agency to protect everybody, especially the most vulnerable. And that means no matter how haredim play this game, they win. Cohn first administered a topical anesthetic, wrapping gauze around the child’s legs to isolate the sterilized area. And the reason I say it is that this fellatio ritual is carried out on infants who are only eight days old, and that means that their immune function is close to nil, which means, in turn, that if they contract herpes simplex virus from the mohel’s filthy mouth, they could die. The administration is hoping that if a baby gets sick, the mohel will agree to be tested and, if there is a DNA match, stop doing circumcisions.

Although the city was required under the state’s Freedom of Information Law to respond within 10 business days, it did not respond until about 20 business days later. Cohn, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor and native of what today is called Slovakia, is chairman of the American Board of Ritual Circumcision, which has certified 90 mohels, says he doubts the oral suction method had anything to do with spreading herpes. Following negotiations, rabbis and the de Blasio administration were able to come to a more community-oriented agreement, in keeping with the mayor’s promise to the Jewish community when he ran for office in 2013. Cohn, 83, said that he would rather go to jail than comply with the consent requirement. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has more on this risk. The Forward also asked to see copies of consent forms with the parents’ names redacted. “As this was a collaborative venture, the practitioners across the metropolitan New York and New Jersey region have convened and put these recommendations into practice,” Alleyne said in an email.

In addition, lab tests have showed that the timing of the infection coincides with the circumcision. In any case, while Rabbi Meiselman’s views on this topic will be anathema to those who accept contemporary medical science and reject his extreme view regarding Chazal’s authority, at least it is consistent with his overall approach. Goldstein, the chief rabbi, said Jews had been circumcising their sons for almost 4000 years. The baby’s cause of death was from “disseminated herpes simplex virus type 1, complicating ritual circumcision with oral suction,” said Ellen Borakove, the public affairs director for the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Although the reattachment was considered a success by surgeons, it is not known whether the boy will fully recover. Just saying, maybe the government should establish once and for all that religious practices that violate state and federal laws are prohibited. Mr.

Ten required hospitalization. Jewish circumcision practitioner–“from” the criminal settlement called Hadera (one of the earliest Zionist colonies), is sending his students around the ’48 lands to PRACTICE circumcision on the children of Ethiopian and Sudanese refugees. Like the Gaza genocide, the penis mutilation and sucking really shows the nature of the disgusting Jewish race. When he presented the defense in secular court, his testimony was erroneously recorded to mean that Sofer stated it as a general ruling.[55] The Rabbinical Council of America, (RCA) which claims to be the largest American organization of Orthodox rabbis, published an article by mohel Dr Yehudi Pesach Shields in its summer 1972 issue of Tradition magazine, calling for the abandonment of Metzitzah b’peh.[56] Since then the RCA has issued an opinion that advocates methods that do not involve contact between the mohel’s mouth and the open wound, such as the use of a sterile syringe, thereby eliminating the risk of infection.[40] According to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel[57] and the Edah HaChareidis[58] metzitzah b’peh should still be performed. A Herpes Kiss. A prominent Orthodox rabbi and medical ethicist says he is the target of a harassment campaign following his calls to abandon a circumcision-related ritual that may have resulted in an infant’s death.