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By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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The magnitude of risk for neonatal herpes from Jewish circumcision not well defined: Study

A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of  herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) transmissions documented in infants between 1988 More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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NYC reports two neonatal herpes following ‘metzitzah b’peh’ Jewish circumcision

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene received reports of two new cases of HSV infection in newborn male infants following direct orogenital suction during ritual Jewish circumcision, aka metzitzah More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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NYC Board of Health passes regulation to require consent from parents before performing Jewish circumcision ritual known as metzitzah b’peh

The New York City Board of Health passed a regulation today that will require consent from parents before an infant can have a form of Jewish ritual circumcision, prevalent in parts of the ultra-Orthodox community, More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
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German court rules that circumcision is assault

A German court has ruled that circumcising young boys on religious grounds is grievous bodily harm. Even in Seinfeld, the circumcision of a young boy was a topic of controversy. Not a German court rules it is "assault" More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Ohio gas station mural of rabbi performing oral sex on baby shocks citizens

Citizens of Cleveland have formed a coaltion in conjuction with the mayor in response to a gas station who has painted a large wall mural portraying a rabbi performing oral sex on a baby. The image is so graphic, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 14th, 2012
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Rabbis file lawsuit over N.Y.C. metzitzah b’peh regulations

In response to a New York City Board of Health regulation passed in September, three rabbis and several Jewish organizations filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court Thursday seeking an injunction against city More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 12th, 2012
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Israeli Pediatric Association calls for an end to metzitzah b’peh, Mohels voice opposition

The circumcision controversy that has been a hot topic in New York City recently, is now being hotly debated in Israel as pediatricians and mohels butt heads over the controversial procedure called metzitzah b’peh. Image/CIA The Jewish More...


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