“The spread of neonatal herpes through ritual circumcision is a public health risk.”
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.
“Why practice on these families?” Austin is heard on tape discussing his practices around mohel training. “They have no mother or father, so that whatever you do, there won’t be a problem.
Israel’s Tax Authority says it wants a cut of gratuities traditionally offered to Jewish ritual circumcisors and a slice of the payments that private kosher inspectors usually pocket.
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.
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Two mohels have been barred from doing circumcisions after babies contracted herpes during a controversial rite. Why has N.Y. only received one parental consent form since 2012?