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Squirrel Hill rabbi denies botching circumcision

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Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 6:45 p.m.
 

A Squirrel Hill rabbi denies botching a ritual circumcision that a lawsuit says caused a “catastrophic and life-changing injury” to an 8-day-old boy.

Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg, 54, admits in court documents filed Monday that the boy was injured on April 28, but said he's not to blame. The boy is identified only by his initials in the lawsuit his parents filed last month in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.

“Rabbi Rosenberg performed the Bris Milah in a careful and competent fashion, with the care and skill normally exercised by Mohels under the same or similar circumstances” and “denies that he is liable to plaintiff,” the response to the lawsuit says.

A Bris Milah is a ritualistic Jewish circumcision. A mohel is the person who performs the rite.

Attorneys for both sides could not be reached.

The lawsuit does not specify the child's injuries. It says his parents rushed him to Children's Hospital for emergency reconstructive surgery and leech therapy. Leeches help a body accept reattached parts by promoting blood flow and tissue regeneration.

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