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Just asking
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Just asking

I never heard of any of these three rabbis. Are they from new york? Which communities do they represent?

A modern libel
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A modern libel

Literally a modern blood libel, except this times it’s about Jewish blood – Dam milah.

Thanks for all the Mohalim that are fighting this war.

need pr
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need pr

as we learned in the case of rubashkin. we need good pr people to get out the truth.

To 2
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To 2

by saying what you said you so diminish what blood libels actually were. Here the health dep is looking out for the safety of Jewish babies where blood libels were designed to kill jews.

To #4
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To #4

Metzitzah b’peh is VERY commonly brought as a “proof” that Jews lust after blood. It is directly tied into the history of blood libels, and many internet-based anti-Jewish groups are THRILLED that NYC is fighting the “bloodthirsty” Jews. The two ideas are very much, l’tzarateinu, related.

test all mohelim
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test all mohelim

Why not test all mohelim and see if they are + for HSV. If they are postiive, to stay on prophylactic medication. If negative, they should be routinely tested, may be every month.
This should be preventative. This would cut down on the risk, it would not eliminate it but would decrease the risk.
Parents should insist on knowing the status of the mohel, and date of last test. There could be an argument for every mohel to be on the medication. Little to no risk to the mohel, and preventative to the baby.

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