Prosecutors are investigating the death of a newborn boy who died in September after contracting herpes through a controversial practice of ritual circumcision, reviving a debate in New York over safety and religious freedom. The Brooklyn district attorney, Charles J.
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It is customary for the brit to be held in a synagogue, but it can also be held at home or any other suitable location. During the investigation of the death, rabbis proposed health safeguards, "but none of them provide assurances of safety," according to Schaffner. Journal of Law and Medicine. Events Guide Television Theater Video: Eliezer Waldenberg , Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg , Shmuel Wosner , Moshe Feinstein and others agree that the child should not be sedated, although pain relieving ointment may be used under certain conditions; Shmuel Wosner particularly asserts that the act ought to be painful, per Psalms
Conservative Rabbis will authorize it only under the condition that the child be raised as a Jew in a single-faith household. Gavin Williamson breaks cover to The ancients are simply wrong about this.