Rabbi faces circumcision suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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 reported 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.
Rosenberg’s webpage says he’s a certified mohel, or ritual circumciser, who’s done the operations since 1990.
Rosenberg and his attorney didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.