Yitzchok Fischer

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.

NYC Health Dept. Investigating Suspected New Case Of Neonatal Herpes; Bris Rite Involved

03/18/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

The New York City Department of Health received a report within the last week of an infant with symptoms of neonatal herpes and the case is currently under investigation, The Jewish Week has learned. (By law, such reports must be made within 24 hours of a diagnosis).

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.

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