Thursday, May 30, 2013

I am certain that if this were a Muslim ritual, it would have been banned by the Security Council of the UN, and NATO would have dispatched its bombers to liberate the babies

"“I first spoke about metzitzah b’peh when I ran in 2005,” Mr. Weiner said at the Brooklyn forum, referring to the ritual where a mohel uses his mouth to suck blood from the circumcision wound. The city’s health department has linked the practice to several fatal transmissions of the herpes virus to infants, and now requires mohels to obtain letters of consent from parents that make them explicitly aware of the ritual’s health risks." (thanks Ali)