Friday, August 26, 2005

Metzitzah b'Peh - Not Punny!

"This is a very delicate area, so to speak."
-- New York City Health Commissioner, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden discussing the issue of metzitzah b'peh.

One other interesting quote is from famous Rabbi Dovid Niederman, President of the UJO in Williamsburg (the Chasidic umbrella organization there), who says,
We do not change. We will not change.
I think that's a stupid way to explain your community's opposition to doing metzitzah with a plastic suction utensil. Yes, we're an am k'shei oref, but our religion (even the Chasidic elements which strive so hard to insulate and maintain the so-called purity of the shtetl within their neighborhoods and communities) has changed over the years and saying otherwise is ignoring reality and history.


Post a Comment

<< Home