Bill de Blasio Denies Rally’s Claim About Circumcision Stance

Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)
Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

Although he stood next to speakers claiming the opposite, Bill de Blasio insists his position has not changed on the city’s controversial regulation of a ritual circumcision practice.

At a gigantic get-out-the vote rally in Williamsburg’s Hasidic community last night, where leaders vowed to deliver 10,000 votes for his front-running mayoral campaign, two community leaders declared that Mr. de Blasio was set to eliminate the consent forms required for metzitzah b’peh, a practice involving a mohel sucking blood from the wound, which the city’s health department says can spread disease.

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Anthony Weiner Circumspect on Circumcision Controversy

Anthony Weiner. (Photo: Getty)
Anthony Weiner. (Photo: Getty)

At a Jewish Press mayoral forum tonight in Anthony Weiner’s old congressional district, the former congressman was evasive when pressed about his stance on a controversial Orthodox Jewish circumcision practice that Mayor Michael Bloomberg sought to regulate last year. Continue reading “Anthony Weiner Circumspect on Circumcision Controversy”