John Liu: Metzitzah B’Peh Should Be Left to Rabbonim

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john-liuNew York – If elected mayor, Comptroller John Liu would defer to rabbonim when it comes to the age-hold minhag of metzitzah b’peh.

Liu has become one of the most ardent defenders in the Democratic primary of metzitzah b’pe. To his credit, he has blasted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a bully for imposing a consent decree on mohalim without any public discussion.

“It should be left to the rabbis,” the former councilman and the first Asian-American official elected citywide in New York told The Jewish Week in an interview. Read more here.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. Liu has a long history of treating frum Jews with respect. I’ve seen YouTube videos of him touring a matzah factory and visiting — eating dinner at — somone’s very nice Sukkah. I am not surprised this is his response to metzitzah b’peh.

  2. maybe he has his own cultural practices and knows it’s not the governments place to mix in to things they don’t understand.


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