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  • Reply to: You Can't Bat Mitzvah Your Daughter -- Or Bar Mitzvah Your Son   2 hours 40 sec ago

    And, of course, a convert becomes bar/bat mitzvah immediately after immersing in the mikvah.

  • Reply to: Circumcision (And Other) Risks   15 hours 8 min ago

    From - › Baby Health
    “About one-fifth of all people aged 12 and up in the U.S. are infected with the HSV-2 virus that causes genital herpes, but as many as 90% don't know it. (By comparison, experts estimate 50% to 80% of adults have oral herpes.)”

    There is also a case where the baby caught herpes from a young sibling, and it was wrongly attributed to the mohel.

    Therefore, it is clearly seen that there are many complicating features.

    To blame a mohel, a Jewish circumcisor, for this is not correct.

    Please cease to regulate Jewish people because of our traditions.

    No-one would be popular if kissing and other more intimate aspects of human contact were banned.

    Also from the same website and the same article- “ Remember, too, that neonatal herpes can occur even where both parents have never knowingly had a herpes sore of any kind.”

  • Reply to: As Bris Policy Nears, Mayor Seen In Bind   15 hours 9 min ago

    You can find on google the case where the mother gave evidence that another child in the family was infected with herpes.
    In other words, there are multiple pandemic causes of herpes-just kissing alone can transfer the virus- it is almost as common as the "common cold".

  • Reply to: Israel’s West Bank Grab   15 hours 18 min ago

    I did not cringe, they should have done it earlier.

  • Reply to: Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage for Pro-Israel Comments   17 hours 4 min ago

    He was likely booed off stage because he is Ted Cruz. He could be Israel's best friend and I'd still want him the h&ll out of politics. He's a goon. A pimple.