The Health Risk of Metzitzah b’peh

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    Orthodox Jewish mohels are still practicing the circumcision rite of metzitzah b’peh what raised health concerns with New York City officials for transmitting herpes to the babies. NYC mayors Bloomberg and now deBlasio addressed the situation differently as the articles from the NYC Jewish publication show below. Some photos illustrate the practice in religious regalia if doing image search "metzitzah b’peh"

    "The health department was first notified in 1999 of an infant being sickened by the practice known as metzizah b’peh, in which the mohel orally sucks blood from the infant’s penis."
    Read more: New York City Kept Silent On Dangers Of Circumcision Rite For Years

    "New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has ordered two mohels to stop performing an “unsafe” circumcision rite after they were linked to herpes in babies."
    Read more: 2 New York Mohels Ordered To Stop Controversial Circumcision Rite
     
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    To me both circumcision and burka are remnants of the Middle Ages and have nothing to do with professing any religion.
     
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    Ugh...that has got to be the grossest religious ritual ever. I mean how could anyone do that? Oh horrible.
     
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    A study in the mid-1990s found that Scandinavian women far prefer the little German helmet to the old rumpled sock.
     
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    Scandinavian women prefer "refugees" nowadays. They are not too particular in their preferences, are they?
     
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    Poor women (and everybody else!) of EU. Seems like refugees/terrorists have been allowed to do whatever they want to whoever they want in those countries and police is not supposed to notice or/and help. It's actually hard to believe all that crap is happening in 21st century...

    And Germans have elected that traitor (the boss of EU) again...
     
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    Two Jewish doctors are on two sides of the issue.

    Dr. Gary A. Gelbfish:

    "It is the opinion of many infectious disease specialists and public health authorities that the association between MBP and herpes is adequately established by these cases, considering the location of the herpes in the infant’s genital area, the timing of infection soon after the bris, the clusters of association with a given mohel and other epidemiological parameters."

    Dr. Daniel S. Berman:

    "He has reviewed the above data, critiqued the authors of previous medical articles, and has questioned the validity and motivations of their medical opinions. He suggests anti-religious bias as a significant factor in their conclusions and in the actions of the New York City department of health."

    Metzitzah B’Peh – Where We Are And Where We Need To Go | The Jewish Press | Dr. Gary A. Gelbfish | 21 Nisan 5772 – April 12, 2012 | JewishPress.com
     
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    They do that to baby boys who can't argue about that.

    I can't imagine any adult man willing to convert to Judaism and voluntarily going through that horrible circumcision. Br-r-r...
     
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    The problem here: One cannot convert ti Judaism. They don´t have missionaries and you are born Jewish or not. But you can reach heaven without being a Jew, though.
     
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    As far as I know those who want to marry Jews have to convert to Judaism. Ivanka Trump is one of them. Thanks God, she didn't have to go through circumcision.
     
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