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Brooklyn DA looking at infant’s death following brit ritual

JTA March 6, 2012

The Brooklyn District Attorney's office is investigating the death of an infant from herpes following a controversial circumcision-related rite as a possible criminal matter, a newspaper reported. Jerry Schmetterer, spokesman for Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes,...

Report: Newborn died from circumcision-related rite

JTA March 4, 2012

NEW YORK -- A newborn baby died last fall in Brooklyn from herpes following a controversial circumcision-related rite, a newspaper reported. The unidentified infant died at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center on Sept. 28, 2011, the New York Daily...

Letters to the Editor: week of Aug. 17, 2011

August 17, 2011

Comparing bris milah and ‘bris shalom'The article in the Aug. 10 issue about "bris shalom," the non-cutting ritual done in place of a bris milah (ritual circumcision), reminded me of a story I heard years ago from a good friend who served in the Navy...

Non-cutting ritual appeals to some who oppose circumcision

By Jonah Lowenfeld, Jewish Journal August 10, 2011

LOS ANGELES - In the same week in which a San Francisco judge struck from the city's November ballot a controversial measure aiming to ban circumcision of any male younger than 18, two reputable media sources reported on a relatively new, little-known...

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