metzitzah b'peh

Weiner And Liu Fervently Court Frum Vote

References to "kishkes," "Eretz Yisrael," and matzoh balls stand out at Flatbush forum.
06/06/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Naturally, all the Democrat candidates for mayor tried to score points with the mostly Orthodox audience at a debate sponsored by the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition earlier this week.

 But Anthony Weiner and Jon Liu seemed to be the most over the top in trying to connect.

John Liu, left, and Anthony Weiner, right (with Bill de Blasio in between) at Flatbush debate June 4. Adam Dickter

Health Department: Child Infected In Circumcision That Defied NYC Consent Law

04/03/2013 - 20:00
Special Correspondent

The mother of an infant who contracted herpes following a bris with direct oral suction last month denied receiving the required consent form from the mohel, whose name the family refused to disclose to the New York City Department of Health, The Jewish Week has learned.

Judge Orders Stay Of Metzitzah b'Peh Rule

Temporary stay delays implementation of required warning by three weeks until Nov. 14.
10/17/2012 - 20:00

A temporary restraining order against New York delayed the start of a new informed consent requirement for a controversial circumcision rite.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in New York ordered the stay of implementing the required warning to parents of the dangers of metzitzah b'peh, a ritual in which the circumciser uses his mouth to draw blood from the baby's penis.

In the ritual, the circumciser uses oral suction to remove blood from the wound.
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