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  • Haredi circumcision practice infects New York baby with herpes

    4 days ago

    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...

  • Jewish groups sue NYC over circumcision rule

    October 12, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    Orthodox Jewish groups have sued New York City to block a required warning to parents of the dangers of a ritual in which the circumciser uses his mouth to draw blood from the baby's penis.

    The lawsuit was filed Thursday in the Federal District Court in Manhattan by the Central...

  • 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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