TITLE

Rabbis Defend Controversial Circumcision Practice to City Health Officials

AUTHOR(S)
Fleming, Wilder
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child Newsletter;Summer-Fall2012, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses an investigation being done into the death of a new born boy who died with herpes caused during Jewish controversial practice of ritual circumcision, performed with oral suction technique in Brooklyn, New York. It mentions that the city wants to abolish the ritual and amend the health law, requiring mohels to get a written consent from parents indicating that they are aware of risks including death. Mohels warn that city's interference in rituals can lead to legal action.
ACCESSION #
82987119

 

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