DIS­AS­TER BRIT MO­HEL GIVEN LIFE­TIME BAN

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

THE SOUTH African mo­hel be­hind a dis­as­trous brit mi­lah cer­e­mony in which part of the baby’s gen­i­talia were sev­ered has been or­dered to stop practising. The or­der came as part of an in­quiry by South Africa’s Chief Rabbi and Beth Din into the 2014 in­ci­dent. The in­ves­ti­ga­tors also rec­om­mended that a com­mit­tee be es­tab­lished to oversee brit mi­lah in South Africa; that all practising mo­he­lim be reg­is­tered and ac­cred­ited; and that the com­mit­tee also be re­quired to set norms and stan­dards based on the halachah and the high­est stan­dards of pro­fes­sion­al­ism, health and safety.

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