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“The spread of neonatal herpes through ritual circumcision is a public health risk.”
“Unfortunately, some in the community are resistant to sharing the name of the mohels,” Health Department spokesman Christopher Miller said.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has ordered two mohels to stop performing “unsafe” circumcisions after they were linked to herpes in babies.
Let’s be frank: Being Jewish does not protect you from getting STDs.
The Health Ministry plans to issue a detailed pamphlet on the medical pros and cons of circumcision, after years of avoiding the issue.
The New York City Board of Health repealed a consent form for a controversial circumcision rite.
The New York City Board of Health may waive a consent form for a controversial circumcision rite.
J.J. Goldberg responds to readers who slammed his analysis of the home fire that claimed seven Orthodox children’s lives in Brooklyn this weekend.
Seven Orthodox children died when a Shabbat hot plate left on overnight sparked a deadly blaze. J.J. Goldberg reports it’s not the first time this practice has proven lethal.