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  • N.Y. health board proposes consent waiver on circumcision rite

    June 13, 2012 | 10:21 am

    New York City health officials have proposed requiring that Jewish parents sign a consent waiver in order to use a controversial circumcision-related rite.

    At a city Board of Health meeting on Tuesday, the department’s deputy commissioner for disease control, Dr. Jay Varma, proposed...

  • 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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