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Old 08-30-2005, 02:14 PM
freeman freeman is offline
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Default Re: How Sick Is Jewish Orthadoxy? This Sick...

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In Rockland County, where Rabbi Fischer lives in the Hasidic community of Monsey, he has been barred from performing oral suction. But the state health department retracted a request it had made to Rabbi Fischer to stop the practice. And in New Jersey, where Rabbi Fischer has done some of his 12,000 circumcisions, the health authorities have been silent.
Those are staggering statistics. And this is just one rabbi...think of the epidemic possibilities if this isn't contained.
Yes, I think we are seeing some definite ethnic favoritism at work here...

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"This is a very delicate area, so to speak," said Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden.

The practice is known as oral suction, or in Hebrew, metzitzah b'peh: after removing the foreskin of the penis, the practitioner, or mohel, sucks the blood from the wound to clean it.
Don't you just love the power of glib understatement? :-D
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