Every time this whole, metzitzah b'peh, mohel sucks the blood off the freshly circumcised penis thing turns up in the news, I thank G-d that being a New Yorker only makes you Jewish on the inside.
And speaking of the Jews, did you know that, even if you do the whole bris thing, unless you order the oral, your kid's not even really all Jewish? According to this guy?
"I don't want a 99 percent job, I want a 100 percent job," [Isaac Mortob, 27,] said. "I want him" -- his firstborn son -- "to be fully Jewish."And that the NY Dept of Health is being called evil by the Lubavitcher rabbis somewhere for starting to require parents to sign a consent form, acknowledging that metzitzah b'peh can transmit deadly herpes infections?
Wait, and what?
After each circumcision, [Mr. Cohn, 83] places the thimble-size foreskin in a small jar of sand and ground cloves that he carries. He wants one day to be buried with the jars at the Mount of Olives in Israel, where Jewish tradition says the Messiah will arrive.So this uber-mohel has 25,000 foreskins in little jars in his house in Staten Island? How much space does that even take up?
Regulation of Circumcision Method Divides Some Jews [nyt, thanks to @krucoff for the title]