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Rabbi sued for botched bris

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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:58 am, Thu Mar 14, 2013.

A Forest Hills rabbi is being sued for allegedly causing a bris to go awry.

According to a DNAinfo.com article, Gavriel Barukh filed a lawsuit against Rabbi Mordechai Rachminov claiming he sliced off part of his 8-day-old son’s corona glandis during the ceremony in 2011.

The suit reports Rachminov, 69, said the circumcision was rightly performed and, “within the standard of care and skill required of Jewish monhalim and circumcisers.”

After the ritual was performed, Rachminov allegedly assured Barukh that the child did not need to see a doctor despite the apparent damage.

The infant has since undergone corrective surgery and additional procedures may be required, which the lawsuit claimed could have been avoided.

Barukh couldn’t be reached to comment.

A woman who answered the phone at Rachminov’s home claimed she was unaware of the incident and the lawsuit.

“I don’t know anything and I don’t want to talk about it,” she said. “Leave me alone.”

— Tess McRae

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