Thursday, April 20, 2017

Orthodox Families Won’t Identify Mohels Who Gave Babies Herpes, NYC Health Spokesman Says ....Don't Care if Other Babies Get Brain Damage

The New York City Health Department said it cannot complete an investigation into who infected four infants with herpes through an Orthodox circumcision rite because the boys’ families will not identify the mohels.
“Unfortunately, some in the community are resistant to sharing the name of the mohels,” Health Department spokesman Christopher Miller told DNAinfo New York on Tuesday. “This is a very insular community.”
According to DNAinfo, six families in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, have seen children contract herpes since 2015 from metzitzah b’peh, which involves the ritual circumciser, or mohel, cleaning the circumcision wound by oral suction. Among the six families, only two have provided the names of their mohels, Miller said.
In March, the city ordered those two mohels to stop performing metzitzah b’peh. A herpes infection in a newborn baby can cause brain damage and death.
Rabbi David Niederman, head of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn, told DNAinfo that the community was “fully cooperating” with the investigation. However, an unnamed source said the community is skeptical about the allegations against the two named mohels because it believes the city wants to make all metzitzah b’peh illegal.
“That’s why we’re not willing to give out the mohels. We know the city is going to ban them without giving them due process,” the source said. “There is not proof that they actually infected the baby.”

1 comment:

Abe said...

It's outrageous that NYC hasn't prohibited metzitzah b'peh.
What's the difference between a herpes infected mohel and an AIDS infected carrier deliberately sickening their victim?
This is the same crackpot chasidishe society that protects pedophiles and sexual abusers and abuses and shuns the victims when they try to report the miscreant to the authorities.
Innocent infant are destroyed by these twisted-halacha mamzeirim and the authorities do nothing except wring their hands and investigate which will result no action taken against the mohel or his co-conspirators.
If an AIDS carrier deliberately sexually transmitted the disease to an unsuspecting victim, you can be assured that he would be arrested for assault or attempted murder.
That the mohel is not jailed on the same charges and the infant's family not arrested on murder-conspiracy charges, is an indictment of corrupt NYC politics and demented Satmar society.