Two more babies stricken with herpes after ritual ultra-orthodox Jewish oral blood sucking circumcision in New York City

Contraction: The ultra-Orthodox practice of metzitzah b'peh requires a practitioner to orally suck the baby's penis to 'cleanse' the open wound following its circumcision, making them susceptible to the virus (file photo)Daily Mail – by NINA GOLGOWSKI

Two more infants have been infected with a deadly herpes virus in the last three months after undergoing a controversial religious oral circumcision in New York City.

The latest cases bring the count to 13 infants since 2000, two of which suffered brain damage and two died from the virus which can rapidly spread throughout its body.  

The ultra-Orthodox Jewish practice of metzitzah b’peh requires a practitioner to orally suck the baby’s penis to ‘cleanse’ the open wound following its circumcision, making them susceptible to the virus.

The department of health says one of the latest infants to contract the virus developed a fever and a lesion on its scrotum, seven days after the procedure. The boy later tested positive for HSV-1. That virus differs from HSV-2, the genital herpes, which is contracted during sexual intercourse.

‘A herpes infection in a newborn baby has the risk of leading to severe illness and death,’ Jay Varma, deputy commissioner for disease control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene told ABC News.

‘The reason is that the baby doesn’t have the same fully developed immune system as an adult. Instead of staying in the genital area, it extends throughout different organs in the body,’ he explained.

He said it’s too soon to tell whether the boys will suffer permanent effects.

The identify of the rabbi who performed the circumcision is being withheld by the boys’ parents, preventing the health department to step in, they said.

Dangers: Since 2000 13 known cases of herpes have resulted from the practice, two of which suffered brain damage and two others diedDangers: Since 2000 13 known cases of herpes have resulted from the practice, two of which suffered brain damage and two others died

The religious practice that dates back to more than 5,000 years defies warning by the city’s department of health which says there is no safe way to perform the oral suction on an open wound.

More modern Jewish practices use a sterile aspiration device to clean the wound or a pipette opposed to the oral sucking.

But some rabbis stand grounded behind the practice, calling it a religious freedom while noting its long history.

In September the department voted to require parents to sign forms consenting to the risks of the practice after the death of two children who contracted the virus through the practice.

The parents of those newly infected boys are said to have not signed those forms.

According to Rabbi David Zwiebel, executive vice president of the Orthodox Jewish organization Agudath Israel of America, two-thirds of boys born in New York City’s Hasidic communities are circumcised in the oral suction matter.

The health department claims they’ve had complaints in past by parents who say they weren’t made aware that the oral practice would be performed on their child.

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5 thoughts on “Two more babies stricken with herpes after ritual ultra-orthodox Jewish oral blood sucking circumcision in New York City

  1. Religious Freedom???

    So,.. thats how these freaks, weirdos and true pedophiles phrase it.

    What a bunch of really sick bastards they are.

    JD – US Marines – Appalled by the low-lifes

    1. JD – US Marine
      I couldn’t agree more! Makes one sick to the stomach to think that ‘this’ practice is acceptable because it falls under ‘religious’ ceremony. Crazier yet, the parents go along with that! What kind of a damned blessing is that? Right up there with the other ‘religious’ pedophiles /child-sex abusers. Another bunch of bastards hiding behind the almighty church skirts of righteousness. Disgusting.

  2. Sounds like these Hebrews have been watching too many Twilight movies. This makes the Temple of Doom look like a Sunday school. What a bunch of sick, depraved, pedophile bastards!

  3. first thing they do is slap you when you come out of the womb, ok
    now add cutting your thing up and having some greasy rab performing a sex act?
    you know that sub conscious rules you
    perhaps this gives an explanation into the psychopathy of some of the chosen ones.

  4. Years ago I attended a “bris” of my girlfriend’s baby where I watched the Moyel do this ritual. I could barely believe what I was seeing it seemed so strange. Later my girlfriend came down with a very bad case of hepititus B. No one could figure out where she might have gotten it and blamed it on the dentist’s office, although he swore he was clean. What surprised me, though, was how few people noticed what was going on as if they didn’t see it including my husband because when I asked him he said “oh yes, I tried not to look.” I think the problem is that too many people try not to look and the whole thing has been shoved under the rug. Maybe in olden times there were fewer STDs floating around. Now that babies are dying and getting brain damage from this practice it’s time to end it once and for all.

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