Thursday, March 7, 2013

New York rabbi faces lawsuit after slicing of penis during ritual circumcision

New York rabbi faces lawsuit after slicing of penis during ritual circumcision
Rabbi Mordechai Rachminov 
By: Moses Gold 
(Scroll down for video) A New York rabbi was slapped with a lawsuit after slicing off parts of a baby’s penis during a ritual circumcision procedure, according to court documents filed in New York.

The Queens rabbi performed the ritual circumcision of the 8-day-old boy and then told the father that he did a decent job, even though the child needed corrective surgery, according to the lawsuit.

Gavriel Baruch, the boy's father, is suing Rabbi Mordechai Rachminov, claiming that he cut off part of the penis of his son during the religious ceremony several years ago, at the Bukharian Jewish Community Center in Forest Hills, according to the lawsuit filed last week in Queens Civil Supreme Court.

After the ritual, Rachminov, 69, deceived Baruch, claiming that circumcision was "done properly and that his conduct was within the standard of care and skill required for Jewish ritual circumcision," the lawsuit said.

Baruch was also told that a doctor was not necessary. “Even after it became clear that the bris went wrong, Rachminov and the community center did not call a doctor,” according to the lawsuit.

Baruch said that the delay in medical treatment resulted in more permanent damage to his child. The boy had to undergo corrective surgery under general anesthesia and may require further procedures, doctors said, according to the lawsuit. In the video below you can see the rabbi singing at a wedding in the Bukharian language. 

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