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  • NYC officials, rabbis reach tentative deal on circumcision rite

    February 25, 2015 | 10:30 am

    A mohel who performs the controversial circumcision rite metzitzah b’peh would no longer have to obtain a signed consent in New York under a tentative agreement.

    A coalition of rabbinic leaders and the city reportedly reached agreement on the rite, it was reported late Tuesday....

  • Haredi circumcision practice infects New York baby with herpes

    December 24, 2014 | 12:24 pm

    A controversial circumcision practice has led to the infection of a New York City baby with neonatal herpes, according to the city’s health department.

    The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced Tuesday in a press release that the case was reported in...

  • Report: N.Y. mohel apparently tested positive for herpes

    April 9, 2012 | 10:16 am

    A New York mohel who performed the circumcision of one newborn who died of herpes and of three other infants who contracted the disease apparently tested positive for herpes, The New York Jewish Week reported.

    Yitzchok Fischer, who was ordered in 2007 to stop the circumcision ritual...

  • Report: N.Y. mohel apparently tested postive for herpes

    April 9, 2012 | 8:17 am

    A New York mohel tied to the death from herpes of one newborn and to three others who contracted the disease, apparently tested positive for herpes, The Jewish Week reported.

    Yitzchok Fischer, who was ordered in 2007 to stop the circumcision ritual of metzitzah b’peh, in which the...

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  • Death Spotlights Old Circumcision Rite

    By Kelly Hartog

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The death of one infant boy from herpes and the infection of two others has focused attention on an ancient practice that is still used in some ultra-Orthodox communities as they circumcise babies.

    As New York City health officials continue to investigate whether Rabbi...

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