New York City already stopped requiring mohels to obtain parental consent before performing metzitzah b’peh. Now officials aren’t even alerting doctors when they suspect that a rabbi has infected a baby with herpes.
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 state judge has denied a request by the Forward seeking the name of a mohel who is believed to have infected a baby with herpes during a ritual circumcision.
New York mayoral candidates mostly support parental consent forms for a a controversial Jewish circumcision rite. But not all agree — and some want more outreach to the Orthodox.