Thursday, March 8, 2012

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Michael Hoffman's Note: Here is a rare glimpse into the terrible hidden truth of what the religion of Orthodox Judaism actually represents beneath its polished public image: two-thirds of newborn boys in New York City’s Orthodox Judaic communities are molested by a "mohel" as he performs fellatio ("metzitzah b’peh," i.e. "oral suction") on their private parts during the bris milah (circumcision) rite.

Rabbi David Niederman of the United Jewish Organization in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, claims that metzitzah b’peh has been practiced for "5,000 years." While this may be true of various heathen cults and pagan religions of old that engaged in ceremonial perversion as part of their rites of magica sexualis, it is a blasphemous lie with regard to the laws and statutes of Yahweh, the God of Israel. The God of Israel in His Holy Writ does not sanction the homosexual molestation of infant boys!

Thus under Orthodox Judaism, but not the Bible, one of the first experiences a Judaic male baby undergoes in his life is submitting to fellatio. Judaism is an anti-Biblical religion which defames and degrades the Holy Name of God by the loathsome practices it falsely ascribes to Him. It is the Pharisaic traditions of the man-made Torah SheBeal Peh (Oral Law), as committed to writing in the Mishnah (Shabbath 19:2) and the Gemara (Shabbat 133b) of the Babylonian Talmud and successive halachic texts, which are guilty of being the source of this profoundly pathological and demonic perversion inflicted on helpless Judaic infant boys, and which is perfectly legal throughout the United States, to our nation's shame and disgrace. 

How can anyone say they oppose the molestation of children and permit the ritual molestation of Judaic babies as one of the first experiences of their lives? Could anything be more “anti-semitic” than the legalization of metzitzah b’peh

On June 12, 2006, after massive lobbying in favor of this circumcision-fellatio, including by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York State Department of Health, led by Roman Catholic Commissioner Antonia Novello, reaffirmed the legality of the molestation. For further information, cf. Judaism Discovered, pp. 678-683, and Foreskin Man

Michael Hoffman is America’s foremost campaigner for the truth about Judaism and the Talmud. He is the author of Judaism’s Strange Gods and Judaism Discovered.


What is metzitzah b’peh?
It is the act of sucking the blood from the circumcised penis of the infant child by direct oral contact.

How do Judaic children get ill and die from this type of circumcision? 
Since the Judaic infant's penis has just been cut, the wound can be infected with whatever germs are present in the mouth of the mohel (rabbinic circumciser). Nowadays, the main culprit is herpes, as documented by the New York City Health Commissioner. In the 19th century it was syphilis and in the 20th century there were cases of tuberculosis and diphtheria; there have certainly been other fatal illnesses transmitted as well.

Is metzitzah b’peh a commandment in the Bible or the Talmud?
It is only a commandment of the Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 133b.

Rav Papa said: “Any professional [mohel] that does not suck out [the blood] – this is dangerous and he should be removed from his position.”

In the Talmud’s analysis, the fact that metzitzah b’peh is a part of the post-circumcision medical intervention is an axiom.


Baby’s Death Renews Debate Over a Circumcision Ritual
By Liz Robbins | New York Times | March 8, 2012, page A-26 

Prosecutors are investigating the death of a newborn boy who died in September after contracting herpes through a controversial practice of ritual circumcision, reviving a debate in New York over safety and religious freedom. The Brooklyn district attorney, Charles J. Hynes, confirmed on Wednesday that the investigation was continuing, but declined to comment further.

The cause of death of the 2-week-old boy, who died at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn on Sept. 28, was Type 1 herpes, caused by “ritual circumcision with oral suction,” according to the medical examiner’s office.

The ritual of oral suction — or in Hebrew, metzitzah b’peh — is practiced almost exclusively in ultra-orthodox communities and, to a lesser degree, in Orthodox Jewish communities, despite efforts by the city to curtail it and educate communities about its health risks. The procedure occurs during the circumcision ritual of the bris, as the practitioner, or mohel, removes the foreskin of the penis and then sucks the blood from the wound to clean it.

In 2003 and 2004, the city reported three cases of Type 1 herpes that were linked to circumcision, involving a boy on Staten Island and twin boys in Brooklyn, one of whom died. The procedures were done by one mohel, Rabbi Yitzchok Fischer, who was later prohibited from performing the ritual in New York City.

The authorities have not determined the identity of the mohel in the most recent case, but since the death they have been trying to work with the Hasidic community. In 2004, after the death of the twin, the Brooklyn district attorney tried to investigate but received little cooperation within the community, according to a person with knowledge of the case who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it was not brought to trial.

It was not believed that Rabbi Fischer was under investigation for the latest case, and he did not return a phone call seeking comment. His lawyer from the 2004 investigation, Mark J. Kurzmann, said he would not comment.

Roughly two-thirds of newborn boys in the city’s Orthodox communities are circumcised with metzitzah b’peh, said Rabbi David Zwiebel, the executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America, who said he was using a calculation based on religious school enrollment figures.

He said that the mohels in the Hasidic community were cognizant of hygiene and that there were things they could do to reduce the risk of herpes without ending the practice. “We’re not oblivious to what’s going on,” Rabbi Zwiebel said.

“The worst thing that could happen is if the authorities regulate this practice, then it could go underground,” he said. “I think the practice would continue, but there could be significant difficulty in gathering evidence. I would hope that our government officials take steps in conjunction with the community.”

In 2005, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg assembled rabbis throughout the city to try to persuade them to move away from metzitzah b’peh. But they said that the practice was safe and that there was no definitive evidence that it caused herpes. “The Orthodox Jewish community will continue the practice that has been practiced for over 5,000 years,” Rabbi David Niederman of the United Jewish Organization in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, said at the time. “‘We do not change. And we will not change.”

But in the Bronx on Tuesday, the mayor talked about the medical examiner’s findings in the most recent death, which was also investigated by the health department. “There is probably nobody in public life who fights harder for the separation of church and state than I do, but I just wanted to remind everybody: religious liberty does not simply extend to injuring others or putting children at risk,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “And we will continue working with the community and others to prevent more baby boys from suffering these tragic fates.”

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