American Academy of Pediatrics

Parents, Consumed With The 'What Ifs'

If you were to ask my siblings what they remember most about our son Benjamin’s first year of life, their unanimous answer would be his crying. In fact, Ben’s crying was so ever-present that my sister wrote the following ditty, which she would sing as she walked him around the house, trying to calm him:

My name is Benjamin and I like to cry
No one knows why
not even I
My name is Benjamin, my eyes are never dry
OK that’s a lie
but I do like to cry.

Rabbi Rebecca Schorr

Medical Associations Urge Against Injunction On Metzitzah Informed Consent

Evidence that oral suction ritual transmits disease is 'incontrovertible,' organizations state.

12/03/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Three noted professional medical associations have submitted an amicus letter to the court opposing a motion for a preliminary injunction against the enactment of the New York City’s new rule requiring informed consent for metzitzah b’peh, the controversial oral suction circumcision ritual.

The circumciser uses oral suction to remove blood from the wound.
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