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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...