Ritual Sucking of Baby Penises Unhealthy? 3

You think? Via Failed Messiah:

Israeli doctors have found a herpes (HSV-1) infection in a two-and-a-half-year-old boy they believe came from metzitzah b’peh, the direct mouth-to-bloody-penis sucking done by many mohels (and almost all hasidic mohels) just after cutting off the baby’s foreskin and ripping off the membrane under it. If correct, these doctors may have found the cause of what many believe to be the noticeably higher number of learning disabled children in hasidic communities.


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