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Exclusive: Elderly Haredi Mohel Cuts Off Baby’s Penis In Horrible Circumcision Accident
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
An elderly haredi mohel recently cut off the glans and part of the shaft of a baby's penis in a horrible circumcision accident that will seriously impact the child for the rest of his life, sources familiar with the situation told Failedmessiah.com on condition of anonymity and on condition the exact date of the circumcision and the name of mohel not be reported. Those sources fear publishing that information would identify the baby’s family and further traumatize it.
The sources insist that enough members of that community know what happened and that the mohel, who they say only practices locally, will therefore never be asked to do a bris milah (Jewish ritual circumcision) again, even if he doesn’t formally retire.
All the sources are Orthodox Jews.
The child will likely grow up to have little sexual feeling and would only be able to father children through artificial means.
The boy’s family is planning to sue the mohel, sources say.
One source spoke about what he believes is the need to reform Jewish ritual circumcision globally to protect against accidents like this.
The incident took place in Africa.