No one really likes to think about getting circumcised, but undergoing the procedure twice? No thank you. Yet some parents in the Haifa area are doing just that after news broke that a mohel botched hundreds of circumcisions and failed to comply with Jewish Law.
When a group of senior rabbis from Haifa attended a bris, they noticed that something wasn’t quite right: The foreskin around the penis was not properly removed. They informed the Chief Rabbinate, word spread and panic ensued. According to Ynet, dozens of parents have consulted with expert mohels and some children have already endured a second procedure, under full anesthesia, to correct the blunder. While there are no medical concerns, parents are seeking a second procedure to ensure that the circumcision is kosher — and for aesthetic reasons. Ynet also reports that the scandal may affect thousands of children.