Author: N. Daniel Korobkin

Metzitzah B’peh Controversy: Rabbinic Polemics and Applying the Lessons of History

Some time ago, a series of babies became infected with serious, life-threatening sores in their groin areas shortly after they were circumcised. It was alleged both by physicians and by some local rabbis that the sores were the result of the mohel performing metzitzah b’peh—the ancient tradition of orally suctioning the wound after incision. The […]