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“The spread of neonatal herpes through ritual circumcision is a public health risk.”
Bloom is representing several women concerned that the rap star Usher might have exposed them to genital herpes without their consent.
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg, a Hasidic rabbi who has spoken up against sexual abuse within the community, attributed the family’s silence to pressure from religious authorities.
A new study claims that rabbis performing a controversial circumcision rite are not solely to blame for herpes infections in infants. But if mohels are not the source, then what is?
A rabbi performs a controversial circumcision rite, then proudly tells the Forward that he routinely ignores New York City’s law requiring parental consent.
The Forward suggests the metzitzah b’peh circumcision rite should be curtailed because it may lead to herpes. It is misguided in its medical and policy claims.
An effort to ban circumcision only recently failed in Germany. Will a rabbi’s video of the controversial practice of metzitzah b’peh reignite the battle?
New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu opposes new city regulations that require parents to sign consent forms before their baby may undergo a controversial oral suctioning technique employed as part of a ritual circumcision, Liu told the Forward today.
University of Pennsylvania officials say ultra-Orthodox groups twisted an internal study on a controversial circumcision rite to downplay health risks.