Per the New York Daily News, in the past three months,
two Brooklyn infants have contracted herpes through a controversial religious circumcision ritual, according to the city’s health department.
The unidentified baby boys became sick after the centuries-old, ultra-Orthodox ritual associated with the bris known as metzizah b’peh. Under the practice, the rabbi or mohel removes blood from the wound on the baby’s penis with his mouth.
The Bloomberg administration has moved to require mohels who perform the ritual to provide parents with a document informing them of the health risks involved. The parents must then sign a consent form.
A consent form is, however, unlikely to save young lives, or protect infants’ health. It is a fact that infants whose tiny bloody penises have been sucked by a Jewish cleric sometimes contract herpes and die.
Oh well — as long as all the adults have covered their asses legally, we’re good, right?
Previous Jewish-baby-dick-sucking post here.
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