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Can Mohels Still Cut Up?

12/23/2014
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By the time young Jews from my hometown of Harrisburg, Pa., marry and have children, most have already relocated to larger urban areas and joined other Jewish communities. So it was with particular pride and pleasure that I recently attended the bris of the son of one of my former students who grew up in my neighborhood and has now settled just a few houses away from me. Representatives of all the local synagogues were there, the buffet tables groaned with food, and the mood was joyful and uplifting. There was only one thing missing; the mohel, who was imported from Baltimore for the occasion, missed almost every opportunity for humor.

Ted Merwin

N.Y. Newborn Contracts Herpes From Controversial Circumcision Rite

02/03/2014
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A newborn in New York contracted herpes from a controversial Jewish ritual circumcision rite.

Mohel At Center Of Bris Controversy Tested Positive For Herpes, Documents Show

04/06/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Yitzchok Fischer, the mohel who has been tied to four neonatal herpes infections (including one death and one case of brain damage) and ordered to stop the practice of metzitzah b’peh in New York state in 2007, apparently tested positive for the herpes virus, The Jewish Week has learned.

Banned Mohel: ‘Metzitzah’ ‘Not A Problem’

Yitzchok Fischer apparently still engaging in controversial practice; ‘it’s perfectly OK,’ he says.

03/13/2012
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A mohel who was ordered to stop the circumcision practice of metzitzah b’peh in 2007 by the New York State Department of Health is apparently still engaging in the controversial ritual of “oral suction,” The Jewish Week has learned.

Exclusive: Banned Mohel Still Apparently Performing ‘Metzitzah’

03/13/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

A mohel who was ordered to stop the circumcision practice of metzitzah b’peh in 2007 by the New York State Department of Health is apparently still engaging in the controversial practice of “oral suction,” The Jewish Week has learned.

Is Anyone Jewish Enough?

I know you will find this shocking, but Tiger Mom Amy Chua is not the only topic about which people are writing this week.

Several of my friends have nice articles/posts out about intermarriage-related issues.

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