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NY State Attacks Bris Custom

The State of NY has recently begun distributing, through hospital maternity wards, a brochure explicitly targeting the Jewish mother, against the traditional Bris. Full Story

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Is this the change our Muslim President promised? Antisemitism with state sanction?

Bris milah
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Bris milah

Maybe the good doctors want to do a study of the adverse effects of wearing burkahs that impede the proper flow of oxygen to the wearer’s brain and respiratory system? Now that might actually be a useful study! I would venture to guess that the number of brissim performed worldwide that result in complications is no greater,probably smaller, than the number of surgical circumcisions that result in complications. I would further guess that the”caring’ folks who are circulating this notice are of the same mind as those who oppose shechittah. To them, G-d is not in the picture–unless, of course,… Read more »

What's compassion got to do with it?
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What's compassion got to do with it?

I know many compassionate ignorant people!

to#1
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to#1

muslims are not against bris milah
and this has been going on for a while even before obama

What does this have to do with Islam?
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What does this have to do with Islam?

Muslims also circumcise.

to #1
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to #1

this has nothing to do with president Obama! stop blaming others where the blame should not land, get a life!

San Fran too
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San Fran too

San Francisco is also trying to ban preforming a Bris.

What!?
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What!?

Whats with a protest and contacting high officials to condemn this practice. This is really crazty!

Great mohel for chabad houses,Levi heber
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Great mohel for chabad houses,Levi heber

Levi Hebert is a great mohel and has gone to hundreds of brisim, he is also a great resource of knowledge about brisim for people in your community, he now has the largest mohel website http://www.circumcision.net.Levi you should be blessed for allcthe people youchave helped. A shaliach

New Yorkers  need to contact their legislators
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New Yorkers need to contact their legislators

Only New Yorkers, especially registered votors, need to contact their legislatures, and also flood the new governor’s office with objection.

The article doesn’t say what part of the New York State government is behind this, but I’ll bet that neither Andrew Cuomo, nor any other elected government official is willing to kiss off the Jewish vote.

Those of us outside the state have little standing.

Ed Greenberg.

Simply Inspiring!
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Simply Inspiring!

What a clear, outright way to express this special, immense mitzvah! Yashar Koach for putting it the way it is and not withholding any comments ‘to sound better’—-a true yid!!

Henny Chanina

theychoose when to start
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theychoose when to start

which arab antisemite decided to start this now

Try this approach.
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Try this approach.

Once I had to convince a women to have her son circumcised. She told me she didn’t want her baby to have any pain. Well Hashem put the words in my mouth and I told her the following. I had a 19 year old Russian boy stay in my home after his Bris and you should have seen his pain. One day your son will want to be circumcised and then he really will have pain. If you really love him, do the bris now at 8 days.

This is what's being done with tax dollars?
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This is what's being done with tax dollars?

Really, how many botched circumcisions happen at a bris to warrant “state intervention”?! Where’s the public harm being done to justify this “targeting”?

Fear tactics...
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Fear tactics...

Somebody in the government is very afraid of something they are ignorant about and trying to control…

To #1
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To #1

Making ignorant, irrational anti-Muslim and anti-Obama slander just adds credence to the intelligensia and their beliefs that we are just a bunch of “ya-hoo’s” with our “barbaric,” outdated “practices.” Thank you for considering when you are speaking as a Jew, you’re speaking for all of us. We need to set a higher example than the politicians and their mudslinging (loshon hora) banter.

To # 16,
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To # 16,

Don’t be ashamed that you are a Jew.

Nobody thinks of you as a ya-hoo with primitive beliefs.

You don’t have to set any impression for anybody.

First amendment
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First amendment

This spits on our religious rights, plain and simple. People get circumcised all the time for secular reasons but when people (especially us Jews) do it for religious reasons, these pretentious liberals try to stop it

Boruch N. Hoffinger                BS"D
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Boruch N. Hoffinger BS"D

A. Anyone that doesn’t sign his/her name to a comment isn’t really worth taking seriously. If one isn’t proud of his/her comment why should I, or anybody else, be? B. Are you afraid of someone coming to your house with a baseball bat because of your comment? Don’t worry, I sell machetes (Bargain prices–cutting edge tech.) C. ‘Benai Ketura and Moslems are required to have a circumcision. This is not only Muslims. Check out 7 Noahide Laws…it’s related. (I started a class in The 7 Noahide Laws. It’s one year running now (We don’t walk). Mr. Don Goodman is the… Read more »

To number 17
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To number 17

When reading the comments here, that’s exactly what I thought. A bunch of illiterate primitive morons who are trying to blame everything on the current administration or Muslims.

to #16
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to #16

It wasn’t ignorant at all. It may well have come from the top down. Claiming the interloper in highest office is a muslim and corrupt simply jives with the facts. You were too quick on the trigger to condemn. Besides, loshon hara, I think, is about another Jew, not an anti-semite.

To #1
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To #1

What #16 is saying, out of love, is that, “My Yidden friend, you sound like a goy” – like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and their hate rhetoric. Challenge yourself to sound like a menschlich Yid, please – set a higher example than the goyum and their poor speech of others. L’chaim!

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