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Wednesday, February 02, 2005


This isn't, by chance, the same rabbi that washed-up singer and accused kiddy-diddler Michael "12 will get you 20" Jackson used to hang out with, is it?

If so, it explains a lot...

Officials fear babies contracted herpes during circumcisions

NEW YORK (AP) -- City health officials are investigating the death of a baby boy who was one of three infants to contract herpes after a rabbi circumcised them.

Ten days after Rabbi Yitzhok Fischer performed religious circumcisions on twins last October, one died of herpes and the other tested positive for the virus, according to complaint filed by the health department in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The complaint, reported in Wednesday's edition of the New York Daily News, also said health officials later found a third baby who had contracted herpes after being circumcised by Fischer in late 2003.

Under Jewish law, a mohel -- someone who performs circumcisions -- draws blood from the circumcision wound. Most mohels do it by hand, but Fischer uses a rare practice where he uses his mouth.
Oh, man... that's just wrong. I mean, it's one thing to chop off the foreskin on a baby's hoo-hah with a blade. It's another thing entirely for someone to do it with their incisors.

Gah, the whole thing just leaves a bad taste in my mouth...