October 6, 2010
A mohel in northern Israel has been struck off -- it could have been worse -- for not doing the job properly.
According to ynet
According to the item published on ladaat.net, suspicions were aroused after a number of senior rabbis from the Haifa area were present at a brit milah performed by L. – a rabbi affiliated with the local Chabad – were surprised to find out that he did not remove the foreskin around the penis, as is required by halacha. The guest rabbis notified the Chief Rabbinate, and word spread throughout the community.
Following these revelations, dozens of concerned parents contacted expert mohels to examine their children's circumcision. A number of circumcised children even had to undergo a surgical procedure under full anesthesia to correct the botched circumcision. Each such surgical procedure costs thousands of shekels.
And there's more…
Some of the children circumcised by the rabbi have already undergone surgery to correct the brit, thus rendering it kosher. There is significant concern that others will be forced to undergo a similar procedure.
Talk about unkindest cut.