Agudath Israel of America reportedly is planning to sue the city of New York if its health department passes a law requiring parental consent for the circumcision ritual known as metzitzah b’peh.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: Parental consent forms for metzitzah b’peh are necessary. Our Jewish traditions must be flexible enough to protect the health of our children.
An ultra-Orthodox umbrella group is insisting that claims of child sex abuse should be brought to rabbis, before police. The edict puts it on a collision course with law enforcement.