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  • 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...

  • 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...