Mayor Ok’s Circumcision, Not Regulating Metzitzah B’Peh

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    After a closed-door meeting at City Hall with members of the Orthodox Jewish community yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg decided not to ban a little-known practice in which a rabbi draws blood with his mouth after a circumcision to clean out impurities.
    Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said yesterday his department “has no intention of banning or regulating the practice of metzitzah b’peh.”
    Several sources said the mayor promised that the city would never ban a religious practice outright but also held firm that he “has an obligation” to uphold laws.

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    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    18 years ago

    Lets just wait until after the elections and then see what happens. Bloomberg knows that should he outlaw it, he will immediately lose the entire frum vote.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    18 years ago

    ggg