The practice of metzitzah b’peh / direct oral suction as part of a circumcision is currently being contested in the New York legal system. Today’s class not only explores the origins of this practice but how it is exemplary of the larger challenges between traditions and adaptations.
Tag: New York
Many thanks to the Loyal Reader(s) to sent over the link to the full text of New York’s same sex marriage law just signed permitting gay marriage in the state of New York. As I wrote extensively, my position on the subject was less about restricting gay marriage than about maintaining religious exemptions. For those interested, here are the relevant passages from New York’s new law.
In light of the recent subway outage I actually decided to fill the MTA’s rider report cards for the trains I take most frequently. Overall I’m not terribly impressed with…