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  |  June 18, 2019

    Setback for NYC in Bris Case

    A US Court of Appeals' ruling last week reversed a federal district court's upholding of the New York City's bris milah regulation. Full Story

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    this is the best news I've heard in a long time.
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    this is the best news I've heard in a long time.

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    B"H
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    B”H for this news,

    The issue was a "duh" issue to begin with...
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    The issue was a "duh" issue to begin with...

    If the health department is really concerned about communicable diseases being transmitted to infants, let them concentrate on doing something about young people with HIV who become parents and transmit the disease to their unfortunate newborns. That should keep them busy for a long time. On the other hand, if they so choose, Yidden should be permitted to practice a custom that has been part of bris milah for thousands of years. BTW, if the Department of Health is so concerned about communicable diseases, another area where I would suggest they become more pro-active is NYC hospitals. I personally picked… Read more »

    don't be content only by the ruling on our favor
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    don't be content only by the ruling on our favor

    Go after them (sue them) for having the chutzpah in the first place of going after a religious custom so it becomes a precedent not to start up with Jewish practice.

    That is correct...
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    That is correct...

    Suing the NYC Department of Health will get an immediate retraction of this regulation, and send the message that they had better be more sensitive to the religious freedoms of NYers and especially Jews. This will also provide funds for the assistance of those who face charges for disregarding the ruling.

    Hashem Yishmor.

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