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  • NYC health commissioner condemns metzitzah b’peh

    June 7, 2012 | 10:38 am

    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,...