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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.

Orthodox Groups And Mohelim Sue NYC Over Controversial Bris Practice

10/11/2012

As expected, a group of ultra-Orthodox organizations and three individual plaintiffs filed a federal lawsuit against New York City’s health department seeking an injunction against restrictions on the controversial circumcision practice known as metzitzah b’peh.

NYC To Discourage Bris Oral Suction

06/07/2012

 

The New York City Health Commissioner has issued a strongly worded statement calling for an end to a controversial circumcision-related rite.

Dr. Thomas Farley said that direct oral-genital suction, known as metzitzah b'peh, should not be performed during Jewish ritual circumcision, and announced that several hospitals, including those serving the haredi Orthodox Jewish community, have agreed to distribute a brochure that describes the risk of contracting the herpes virus from the practice.

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