brit milah

(redirected from Metzitzah b'peh)

brit milah

(ˈbrit miˈlɑː; ˈmilɑ)
n
(Judaism) Judaism a Hebrew term usually translated as circumcision
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Hayim Leiter, a rabbi and mohel in Jerusalem, tells us about Safer HaBrit, his organization that provides circumcision resources and advocates against the controversial practice known as metzitzah b'peh. Sara Fredman Aeder tells us about approaching Jewish circumcision from a scholarly perspective and, later, a personal one, and Lizzie Skurnick shares her experience weighing circumcision as a single mother by choice.
metzitzah b'peh, in which the mohel uses his mouth to remove blood
As a young boy, he witnessed many Orthodox Jewish circumcision ceremonies where metzitzah b'peh (oral suction to remove the blood from the baby's penis) is a requirement.
The agreement aims to address health dangers associated with the ritual metzitzah b'peh, or MBP, which has been linked to a form of herpes that can be extremely risky to babies, city officials said.
One is the degree of willingness candidates express to block regulation of metzitzah b'peh (MBP), a controversial circumcision practice with shocking health implications; the other, the reelection of a district attorney widely seen as soft on haredi sex offenders.
And in Hasidic, and other ultra-Orthodox Jewish congregations, the ritual includes metzitzah b'peh, a practice in which the mohel, the Jewish ritual circumciser, uses his mouth in a split-second action to suction the blood from the wound.
During the ritual, called Metzitzah b'Peh, a Mohel removes the foreskin from the baby's penis and uses his mouth to stop the bleeding.
In six of the 11 cases, healthcare providers confirmed parental reports that the ritual circumcision included an ultra-Orthodox Jewish practice known as metzitzah b'peh, in which the circumciser (mohel, plural: mohelim) places his mouth directly on the newly circumcised penis and sucks blood away from the circumcision wound (direct orogenital suction).
I also talked to them about Metzitzah B'peh, quoting Moses Maimonides' view that circumcision is intended to harm physically and sexually.
During the "metzitzah b'peh" ritual, a mohel (circumciser) uses oral suction so that a small amount of fresh blood flows from and cleanses the wound after removal of the foreskin.
During the ritual, called Metzitzah b'Peh, a Mohel removes the foreskin and uses his mouth to stop the bleeding.