Yidden Pack NY Courtroom for Metzitzah B’Peh Hearing


brisYidden packed a Manhattan courtroom yesterday to observe lawyers debate a lawsuit over a city rule requiring parental consent for metzitzah b’peh.

A panel of three federal appeals judges heard arguments in the lawsuit challenging the requirement that mohalim provide parents with a document informing them that there are health risks involved with metzitzah b’peh. The document is part of the city’s effort to regulate the age-old minhag. Read more.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Nobody is really THAT the concerned about a signing other then A) government may not get involved in our religion even just the silly signing of a silly paper and B) it may, chalila scare the less affiliated from allowing the Mohel to do what he’s trained so hard to do in kiyum haMitzva k’tikuna!
    I was a a bris not long ago and I cried because the parents were frightened and forbade the Mohel to do it! Poor child! The zayde cried that “his” ainekel wasn’t getting bris milah as is the hayliger Mesorah: All because the parents were scared off!
    Government! Hands off!!!