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St. Louis Jewish Light

Tiffany and Rodd Norris drove more than four hours from a farm in Kansas to have Rabbi Mike Rovinsky perform a circumcision on their newborn son. Photo: Eric Berger

St. Louis rabbi uses scalpel, jokes to cut across cultural differences

By Eric Berger, Staff WriterPublished March 29, 2018

Rabbi Mike Rovinsky, a mohel, tells a couple after a circumcision in January to use antibiotic ointment and a gauze pad on the site at every diaper change for the next two days. He then offers a warning: The 11-day-old baby, Hezekiyah, likely won’t...

Report: Newborn died from circumcision-related rite

JTAPublished 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...

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