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Mohel performing circumcision (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio, Orthodox Jews Reach Agreement On Circumcision Ritual

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration says it has reached an agreement with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over a tradition known as oral suction circumcision.

02/24/2015

Mohel performing circumcision (credit: CBS 2)

Orthodox Jews, De Blasio Administration In Talks Over Circumcision Ritual After Herpes Cases

With a swift swipe of his scalpel, Rabbi A. Romi Cohn circumcises the baby boy, then leans down and sucks the blood from the wound as prayers in Hebrew fill the Brooklyn synagogue.

02/21/2015

Mohel performing circumcision (credit: CBS 2)

New NYC Rule Requires Parental Consent Before Controversial Circumcision Ritual

The New York City Health Department said one aspect of the ritual — that is commonplace in parts of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, but rare in other branches of Judaism — is not safe.

09/13/2012