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The health department’s legal counsel wrote that under Freedom of Information Law, the city is not required to reveal whether it has or has not collected certain information. Cohn first administered a topical anesthetic, wrapping gauze around the child’s legs to isolate the sterilized area. A judge ruled against the rabbis. “I didn’t allow him to do that,” the father said. And these so-called liberal Times: Should not it be voluntary which religion one chooses to belong? His association mandates herpes testing and rinsing with mouthwash before the ceremony, in addition to scrubbing and sterilizing hands. Pediatrics 2004;114(2):259-63.

Cohn believes the infants may have been infected by the mother or another source. “There’s a lack of uniformity and big information gaps on everything to do with circumcision, a ceremony that usually isn’t performed by medical practitioners, and therefore, this information is relevant to everyone involved in the process, especially parents,” said Prof. Soon after the rule’s passage, more than 200 ultra-Orthodox rabbis ordered their followers not to comply. In the last decade, 13 babies in the city have contracted the virus, and two have had brain damage, according to health officials. By switching out one mohel for another, haredim insure that even if the ringer mohel is found to be infected with Herpes, nothing will happen. The rabbi does warn parents that circumcision, in general, has its risks, just like any medical procedure. Health officials point to a number of factors they say have linked the known cases to the ritual.


A small photo of herpes blisters helps parents recognize a symptom of infection. The Forward also asked to see copies of consent forms with the parents’ names redacted. Since the regulation was enforced, four infants have contracted the disease. In the two cases in which the circumcisers were identified, both declined to be tested, the Health Department said. “Where do we draw the line?” he asks, admitting there isn’t a clear-cut answer to resolving the issue. It would not affect the way most Jewish ritual circumcisions are performed — gauze or a sterile pipette is used to pull blood from the wound — nor would it ban the practice. The risk of contracting a form of herpes following Jewish ritual circumcision with confirmed or likely direct orogenital suction was determined to be 24.4 per 100,000 cases, which was 3.4 times higher than the risk for babies who did not have direct orogential suction.

Circumcision is a satanic-based ritual. As the Forward reported recently, some ultra-Orthodox mohels refuse to comply with the city’s regulation. The virus is particularly dangerous for newborns and people with weak immune systems. He said that he hoped to publish his study in a medical journal in the coming months. Oral suction circumcisions first came under scrutiny during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, and the city’s health board voted in 2012 to regulate the practice by asking a parent or guardian to sign a consent form indicating possible risks. First, there is the context of the entire discussion – the entire controversy revolves around doing it with the mouth. Pinchas Zekry.

The city will vote next week about whether to distribute consent waivers, but some rabbis are already saying that they’re not going to comply no matter what the city says because, dammit, religious ritual is far more important than public health. The ritual became a public debate after the death of one of three babies who had contracted the herpes simplex one virus in late 2004 following the oral-suction circumcisions by Fischer. The baby boy’s circumcision was performed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill when the severing occurred. But the city’s mohels, believed to perform more than 3,000 rites annually, say they apply strict medical procedures, including testing for herpes, sterilizing their hands and rinsing with mouthwash before the ceremony. Jewish leaders will in turn be tasked with identifying any rabbi who performed the metzitzah b’peh on any baby diagnosed with herpes, and permanently remove him as a “mohel,” or a rabbi certified to perform circumcisions, if genetic testing matches the rabbi to the infection. Three rabbis and three ultra-orthodox Jewish groups have filed suit to stop a new law that requires them to get parental consent, in the form of a legal release, before performing the Jewish ritual called “metzitzah b’peh” which requires the rabbi to suck blood from the newly-circumcised penis and spit it out, into a bowl of some sort presumably. Rabbi Schachter, whose daughter works as a nurse at New York Presbyterian, issued the allegations at a lecture in London in February 2013.

War criminal, terrorist and baby-killer Menachem Begin infamously referred to Palestinians as “beasts walking on two legs” but as the case is with most of the vileness the Jewish supremacist cancer and its stalwarts accuse Arabs, Muslims and Gentiles of, he is projecting.