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article,reply from Mendy
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article,reply from Mendy

Hurray!! mENDY. vERY PROUD OF YOU. Bubby.

MENDY
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MENDY

very well written,thank you

1000?
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1000?

1000? A day? So you think 365k baby boys are born each year in Monsey?! There are approximately 11k babies born each day in the USA which means about 5 and a half thousand boys, do you really think 20% of babies born each day are from Monsey?! Please if you want your calculations to hold any weight, at least make it sound a little more accurate!

the thinking needs tightening
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the thinking needs tightening

and perhaps statistics from other activities. Lets start with football. do the numbers for highs school, or college or pro football, and lets learn what percentage of players suffer various maladies due to their playing. as the percentiles will undoubtedly be higher than for MBP, lets get these sports banned. And i fully expect the bleeding heart concerned Forward to be in the forward of this campaign, rather than leading from behind.

truth
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truth

fact. Not one case of herpes had ever been remotely proven to have any ties to the mohel

Everyone is Missing the Point!
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Everyone is Missing the Point!

One life is a whole world! Pikuach nefesh overides all but three mitzvos. Instead of arguing, work to find a safe way to solve the problem. Perhaps the mohel could clearance from a doctor before each bris. Perhaps some type of mouth guard or skin shield can be presented to poskim for approval. Don’t waste time and energy arguing- work on solutions!!!!!

socialist
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socialist

Why is it that to be a socialist you have to be against torah and religious people and religious Jews in particular
my dear friends we will survive the angry sad people who wrote and support this non sense

a communist
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a communist

I heard a story one time (they adribut it to the rebbeh rashab)
some one asked him why don’t you support the bolsvicks the zaar is a terrible person
he answered the zaar is a migraine headache the bolsvicks are a brain tumor

to number 6
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to number 6

If the Forward was truly concerned for the health of the babies then I would say you are right. I do not believe for a second they are interested in the health of the children – it’s the same old problem.. our worst enemies are from within. We need the Forward to remind a parent about their child’s safety? They are accusing parents of endangering their children!? False accusations is also a crime!. A mother does not carry her child for nine months and requires the forwards to remind her to be concerned for the welfare of her baby!! This… Read more »

Missing the point completely
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Missing the point completely

None of those cases was clearly proven to be from the mohel, as opposed to the hospital or other source; and there is clear evidence of falsifying data by the Health Department to get those numbers. What’s more, herpes is R”L contracted by plenty of children who are not circumcised, making the connection quite tenuous.

To #3
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To #3

Where does it say in the article that 1000 boys are born in monsey each day as you claim????

#3, what?
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#3, what?

Where did you get that he was talking about Monsey only? Please reread:

“How many Jewish babies are circumcised in the greater New York area every day?”

And he ends up using the figure 100, not 1000. So your comment is doubly wrong. Please, if you want anyone to bother reading your comment, at least make it sound a little more accurate!

Chosid : More Carelful Statistics.
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Chosid : More Carelful Statistics.

By more careful analysis, the number of Orthodox Jewish babies per day in the tri-state area would be around 20-30 — So assuming a birth rate of 25 then we would have 12.5 boys per day and 4500 boys per year. (11000 births per day in USA and that leads to an assumed 780 births per day in NY tristate area. . Orthodox Jews number around 500000 in tri-state area. Total population of tri-state area is 22.2 million. ) Orthodox Jews have a higher birth rate. However the thrust of the article is still valid. 1 out of 4500 is… Read more »

Another attack on Jewish observance
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Another attack on Jewish observance

Re Mendy Hecht’s response – Don’t know why people are arguing about the numbers, whether they’re accurate or not. Point is, that just as there are those who would ban kosher slaughter, there are those who would like to ban bris milah. (Ultimately, that’s where its headed by placing ‘restrictions’ on the procedure.) Bad enough when we get this from uninformed or Jew hating gentiles, worse yet from ‘well meaning’ Jews.

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