👓 Mayor de Blasio and Rabbis Near Accord on New Circumcision Rule | New York Times

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The practice of sucking blood from a baby’s incision is defended by ultra-Orthodox rabbis, and the Bloomberg administration requirement that parents sign a consent form has been largely ignored.

📺 One of Us (2017) | Netflix

Watched One of Us (2017) from Netflix
Directed by Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady. With Etty, Chani Getter, Ari Hershkowitz, Luzer Twersky. Penetrating the insular world of New York's Hasidic community, focusing on three individuals driven to break away despite threats of retaliation.

A painful documentary to watch. It’s fine for communities like this to exist and even flourish, but they should not be so insular so as to force people to live within them and deal with tremendous abuse and lack of choice.