Circumcision with a bad ending (Illustration)
Photo: Israel Bardugo
An eight-day old baby sustained serious injuries to his penis during a circumcision ceremony held at a Bnei Brak event hall Sunday evening.
The baby was rushed to the emergency room at the Sheba Medical Center, where he is currently undergoing surgery to stop the bleeding.
Following the bris and after the mohel (circumciser) had already left the building, the baby's parents noticed that his diaper was soaked with blood.
The parents phoned the mohel, who advised them to call an ambulance immediately, seeing that the baby has already lost a lot of blood.
The parents told the Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived at the place that although their son was suffering from hepatitis, they insisted on holding the bris on time. They also admitted that they had a hard time finding a mohel who would be willing to conduct the circumcision.
Shai Pinchas, an MDA paramedic, said he searched the hall for the baby's foreskin and the part of his penis that was cut off, and then brought them to the hospital in an ice bag.
"The baby was not in a serious condition and we brought him to the children's ward at Sheba. I assume that the mohel had cut too much of his penis during the circumcision," Pinchas said.