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June 14, 2006
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New York state health officials and Orthodox rabbis reached an agreement on a controversial circumcision procedure. According to the compromise signed Monday, mohels who perform the procedure known as metzitzah b’peh must sanitize their hands like a surgeon, the Albany Times-Union reported. They also must clean their mouths with a sterile alcohol wipe and rinse with a mouthwash that contains at least 25 percent alcohol.

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