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2 Babies Get Herpes After Jewish Circumcision Ritual
Newser ^ | July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

Posted on 07/29/2014 10:40:03 PM PDT by Steelfish

2 Babies Get Herpes After Jewish Circumcision Ritual ANCIENT RITUAL INVOLVES SUCKING BLOOD FROM WOUND, SPITTING IT ASIDE

By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser Staff Posted Jul 29, 2014 (NEWSER) – An ancient and now rare type of circumcision called metzitzah b'peh, which is sometimes performed by Orthodox Jews on newborn boys, appears to be behind the spread of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) to two newborns in New York this month. Both boys were born to mothers who carried full-term and had normal deliveries, reports WNBC-TV. During the ritual, however, the person doing the circumcision uses direct oral suction in an attempt to cleanse the wound, sucking and spitting aside the blood, and the saliva contact can transmit the infection.

More than half of American adults have HSV-1, according to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the most common symptom being oral lesions

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1 posted on 07/29/2014 10:40:03 PM PDT by Steelfish
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ANCIENT RITUAL INVOLVES SUCKING BLOOD FROM WOUND, SPITTING IT ASIDE

If that is true, that is just disgusting on many levels

2 posted on 07/29/2014 10:42:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

The libs’ favorite anti-Jew story. Figured this would show up again with the whole Gaza hype.


3 posted on 07/29/2014 10:45:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Steelfish

May I ask what the purpose of posting this article is?


4 posted on 07/29/2014 10:45:39 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: crazyhorse691

When religious practice and health issues collide. Religious rituals and health concerns are not unlike Jehovah’s witnesses who refuse to have kids inoculated.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 10:52:57 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: crazyhorse691
May I ask what the purpose of posting this article is?

What is the purpose of your post exactly?

6 posted on 07/29/2014 10:57:49 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: Steelfish

No skin off my back.

Still, that little bit had to suck.

You would think, in this day and age, there would be some circumcision about this procedure.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 11:18:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: ClaytonP

Since my post was not to you... butt out.


8 posted on 07/29/2014 11:19:54 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: crazyhorse691
Since my post was not to you... butt out.

No I won't.

It was a public post, if you wanted to keep it private you should have sent a mail.

9 posted on 07/29/2014 11:28:19 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: Steelfish

OK, I can accept that.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 11:29:45 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Steelfish
Look, this article does not influence me against Jews in the slightest - I continue to admire the value the Jewish community has always placed on good education and strong families, and I continue to believe Israel deserves every bit of support the US can give it.

That said, every group/religion/society formed by people always has a few members who embarrass the rest. This custom is disgusting and the small sect which practices it must be forced to abandon it immediately. Religion is not an excuse to subject children to practices that would be deemed sexual abuse of a child under any other circumstance.
11 posted on 07/29/2014 11:33:56 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: ClaytonP

Public, private my post was not to you my King. If he needed your help I am sure he would have called on you first. Get over yourself newbie.


12 posted on 07/29/2014 11:35:23 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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Public, private my post was not to you my King. If he needed your help I am sure he would have called on you first. Get over yourself newbie.

I can respond to any public post I like. Thank You.

13 posted on 07/29/2014 11:40:01 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: ClaytonP

You are welcome.


14 posted on 07/29/2014 11:43:48 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: crazyhorse691

Well that’s a relief, cause I was worried...


15 posted on 07/30/2014 12:24:34 AM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

You too? LOL


16 posted on 07/30/2014 12:35:07 AM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: All; Steelfish

My son not circumcised yet because hospital where he was born is anti circumcision. As tradition every male in the family are circumcised. I called around clinics in Los Angeles area that’d do circumcision, it’s very unaffordable: an urologist would first need to examine him then another doctor to do the procedure; it will cost at least $3,000 all in all. I think they really discourage people to have their males circumcised.


17 posted on 07/30/2014 12:39:37 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I am a Jew and utterly disgusted by this practice

It’s not in the Torah. It’s just a small minded custom that has nothing to do with Judaism. I wouldn’t marry a man who wanted that for his son.


18 posted on 07/30/2014 12:41:45 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: cartan

You’re kidding, right?


20 posted on 07/30/2014 1:27:32 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: Steelfish

This is a story from last year.


21 posted on 07/30/2014 2:32:54 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: hamboy

Better yet, take the 3k and put it into something that will increase in value. When he turns 18,give him the money and see if he wants to follow your “tradition” of penis mutilation or just buy a car.


22 posted on 07/30/2014 2:58:57 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: LadyDoc

There were some from last year, these just happened. 3 confirmed cases of herpes this year from the procedure.


23 posted on 07/30/2014 4:39:02 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: Steelfish

And just when I thought that the mainstream media Jew Bashing could not sink any lower...


24 posted on 07/30/2014 7:15:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Malsua

I don’t have to spend $3,000. Children’s hospital in Los Angeles will do it for $100!


25 posted on 07/30/2014 10:44:01 PM PDT by hamboy
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