estimated that roughly 3,600 newborn boys a year in New York had circumcisions that included the procedure. Shapiro explained families who leave the community for various reasons would no longer be welcome in the synagogue, and the religious schools would make it very difficult for the parents to comfortably keep their children in the system. But these are Jewish concerns and not mayoral concerns. I also should have been more careful ’cause now I can barely stand the man. We circumcise, uncover [the corona], [orally] suck [the wound], and place a compress and cumin upon it.’—Shabbath 133a. That new slaughter knife is the knife used by shochets (Jewish ritual slaughterers) today.
Controversial Circumcision Ritual Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews Is ‘Unacceptable,’ Says Mohel. However, previous news accounts of neonatal herpes infections following ritual Jewish circumcision and oral suction in 2003 and 2004 identified Rabbi Yitzchock Fischer as the mohel. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Cold sores are caused by a reactivation of latent herpes simplex virus (HSV). Adults also have neuron involvement, but the effects are more subtle. Dozens of articles will appear.
Those are fairly good odds that a bris could go bad. I myself am an infant genital mutilator, a three-time offender. (Both the city and state departments of health have declined to comment on the investigation into Fischer, who was ordered to stop doing MbP in New York state in 2007; it appears, based on taped conversations obtained by The Jewish Week, he may have defied the order.) Berman ultimately concludes, based on his summary of reported cases, that there is a “small risk” of herpes transmission through MbP. THE INCREDIBLE CURE-ALL In the late 1800’s, when circumcision became popular in the United States, American medicine laughably thought that circumcision was an effective treatment for such “diseases” as masturbation, headache, insanity, epilepsy, paralysis, rectal prolapse, clubfoot and virtually every other ailment. They say safeguarding the life of a child is one of the religion’s highest principles. Among Turkish Jewry, if a woman bore a child once and then ceased to give birth, she would eat a foreskin in order to become pregnant once again.
Just as in the past when I’ve stopped to consider this issue, thinking about circumcision made me angry. Avoid getting cold sores or get rid of them fast. This must-see guide discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatments of some of the most common types of skin diseases. Rows over gay marriage and women bishops bewilder most people. A baby boy has been infected with neonatal herpes following a Jewish ritual circumcision in New York the third such infection in two years tied to a controversial rite that involves the direct application of the ritual circumciser’s mouth to the baby’s genitals to suction blood from the wound. So how is it that this could affect a baby, but circumcision wont?
The procedures were done by one mohel, Rabbi Yitzchok Fischer, who was later prohibited from performing the ritual in New York City. I have tried to compare them on this site and it looks like they are very similar. The practice is known as oral suction, or in Hebrew, metzitzah b’peh: after removing the foreskin of the penis, the practitioner, or mohel, sucks the blood from the wound to clean it. ComAnother baby has been infected with neonatal herpes transmitted to him through metzitzah b’peh (MBP), the direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis sucking done by many haredi mohels after removing the baby’s foreskin, Capital New York reported. t is one of the oddities of the Royal family — shared by the majority of the English upper classes — that for many generations they have circumcised their male sons, invariably using a Mohel, the Jewish word for a circumcision practitioner. His administration needs to do whatever is necessary to outlaw metzitzah b’peh (MBP), the controversial circumcision ritual according to which the mohel, the ritual circumciser, cleans the wound by sucking the blood from the circumcised penis with his mouth.
It has been revealed that baby boy died this past fall after contracting Herpes Simplex from a mohel who sucked the blood from the child’s penis as he performed his circumcision. The ultra-Orthodox Jewish practice of metzitzah metzitzah requires a “clean” oral practitioner penis to suck the open wound after circumcision baby, so you can make them susceptible to the virus.