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Abraham Romi Cohn is handed a scalpel during the bris, or ritual circumcision, of Yosef Sananas in New York
Abraham Romi Cohn uses mouthwash as an antiseptic before performing a bris, or ritual circumcision, in New York
Abraham Romi Cohn, right, examines Yosef Sananas before performing his bris, or ritual circumcision
Abraham Romi Cohn, left, prepares his implements for a bris, or ritual circumcision, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is negotiating a medical protocol that would allow for religious freedom as it navigates health officials' concern over the practice of oral suction during ultra-Orthodox circumcision ceremonies
Abraham Romi Cohn, right, performs the bris
Abraham Romi Cohn performs the oral suction during the bris, or ritual circumcision