Pa. Rabbi Facing Circumcision Lawsuit

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013  |  Updated 3:17 PM EDT
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Rabbi Sued Over Circumcision

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A couple has filed a lawsuit against a Pittsburgh rabbi, alleging that he seriously hurt an 8-day-old infant during a circumcision ceremony.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Wednesday that the unidentified couple alleges that Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg performed a Jewish ritual circumcision on their son in April.

The lawsuit filed by Pittsburgh attorney Neil Rosen claims that the baby had to be taken to a nearby hospital for emergency reconstructive surgery and leech therapy for a "life-changing injury."

Rosenberg's webpage says he's a certified mohel, or ritual circumciser, who's done the operations since 1990.

Rosenberg and his attorney did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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