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Few Mayoral Candidates Stand Up to Chassidim on ‘Metzitzah B’peh’

Democratic candidate Erick Salgado called MBP “a practice that was commanded by God,” and practiced “since God told Abraham to do so.”

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In a statement to the Forward, Sal Albanese said: “I think we’ve got to stop making this a good guy-bad guy issue. Everyone on both sides is trying to do what they think is best for the well-being of our kids. While I have my concerns, I’m open to bringing doctors and community members to the table to revisit the current policy.”

In a February interview with this reporter, Mr. Albanese said he would not override Mayor Bloomberg’s regulation on Metziztah B’peh if elected mayor, seeing it as a sole health issue reason. Hence, he would not be against looking it over.

Social Media candidate Ceceilia Berkowitz didn’t even know what its all about, when asked at her campaign announcement.

Adolfo Carrion Jr. and George T. McDonald have not taken positions, according to The Forward.

Councilman David Greenfield took issues with the Forward article on Twitter, saying he’ll discuss the issue with mayoral candidates as they seek his support.

About the Author: Jacob Kornbluh is described as an up and coming Orthodox Jewish Blogger, writing about Local, national and Israeli politics, and a freelance reporter for various publications. Kornbluh's work has been featured in Haaretz, the NY Times, local blogs, and on local Jewish Radio, Kornbluh also covers the NYC 2013 mayoral race in general and a focus on the Jewish vote in particular at: http://nymayor.blogspot.com. Follow Jacob on Twitter @jacobkornbluh and his daily blog: jacobkornbluh.com


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3 Responses to “Few Mayoral Candidates Stand Up to Chassidim on ‘Metzitzah B’peh’”

  1. Catsimatidis used to spray dye coloring on his fruits and vegetables at Gristedes to conceal they were rotten inside from the unsuspecting public. Talk about non Kosher he received fines for selling rotting meat and fish. This is not the man I want for my mayor.

  2. I heard Catsimaditis had been repeatedly fined for foisting bad food products on the customers and I knew he was vulgar from his cussing remarks at the Republican meeting but what I just learned was that he maintains no personal hygiene whatsoever. Take a look:
    http://empirestateledger.net/index.php/8-news/the-monocle/251-john-catsimitidis-needs-a-bath.html

  3. The Western world is menaced by lunatics focused on New York City as the center of their hate. Real estate prices collapsed years ago and have not recovered. Illegitimacy and single motherhood are soaring. Literacy rates are plunging. Children's attention spans have shrunk to the 140 characters in a twitter post. People are even drinking way too much soda.
    In the face of ALL THESE ISSUES, is it really necessary to find a Yid somewhere doing something many people think is ridiculous, and demand that all mayoral candidates in Gotham denounce that particular practice? Is this a reasonable expenditure of anybody's time?

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