Multiple Babies Infected With Herpes From Ritual Circumcisions In Recent Months
At least four babies have been infected with herpes from mohels performing the metzitzah b’peh ritual since September 2019.
Feb 24, 2020 1:48 PM
Board Of Health Nixes Snip-N-Suck Circumcision Consent Forms
This is a huge victory for all herpes-riddled mohels and their supporters.
Updated: Sep 9, 2015 4:55 PM
Plan To Nix Snip 'N Suck Circumcision Rule Hits Snag
The vote on repealing mandatory consent forms has been delayed until June.
Updated: Mar 10, 2015 12:48 PM
Rule Change Could Give Rabbis More Leeway To Spread Herpes Via Snip-N-Suck Circumcision
The current agreement would allow a mohel to continue performing MBP if he tests positive for herpes that is a different strain from the one infecting the child in question.
Updated: Feb 25, 2015 10:22 AM
De Blasio Struggles To Negotiate Snip-N-Suck Circumcision Regulation
How many babies need to be unnecessarily infected with herpes before the ultra-Orthodox community will finally allow some form of regulation on the "metzitzah b’peh" circumcision ritual?
Updated: Feb 22, 2015 3:45 PM
Another Baby Treated For Herpes After A Snip-N-Suck Circumcision
This is the fourth case this year.
Updated: Dec 27, 2014 11:27 AM
Two More Babies Infected With Herpes Allegedy Via Snip-N-Suck Circumcisions
Two more babies are believed to have been infected with herpes by mohels this year, bringing the total number of babies infected in NYC since the consent form law went into effect to five.
Updated: Aug 3, 2014 5:10 PM
Rabbi Sued For Accidentally Severing Baby's Penis During Bris
Sources say surgery took eight hours, the baby needed six blood transfusions and "leech therapy," and was subsequently hospitalized for nearly two months.
Updated: Dec 29, 2013 1:21 PM
Both Mayoral Candidates Pandering To Hasidic Voters Over Snip-N-Suck Circumcision
Now that we're down to just Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota, both candidates are vying for the Hasidic voting block—and both have been willing to contradict and compromise themselves in pursuit of that.
Updated: Sep 27, 2013 4:47 PM
Video: Most Democratic Mayoral Candidates Are AGAINST Snip-N-Suck Circumcision Consent Forms
Mayoral candidates tend to have a slippery way with words. And it seems most of the democratic candidates are now AGAINST the consent forms, as you can see in the video below.
Updated: May 30, 2013 4:50 PM
Mayoral Candidates (Mostly) Agree: Snip-N-Suck Circumcision Consent Forms Are Good
The candidates fighting to become the next mayor have weighed in on the controversial circumcision consent forms–and everyone but John Liu is mostly in favor of them.
Updated: May 4, 2013 5:39 PM
Two Babies Have Contracted Herpes After Snip-N-Suck Circumcisions In 2013
In 2013, at least two babies have been infected with herpes directly because of the custom. And the mother of one blames the mohel for performing the rite without her consent.
Updated: Apr 3, 2013 5:59 PM
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