Health officials say the infection was a result of a "metzitzah b'peh," a ritual among some ultra-Orthodox Jews when direct oral suction is applied to the wound left by the removal of the foreskin.
The pharmacist testified that male circumcision has "great religious and cultural significance" to Christianity.
To put it bluntly, the goal seems to be to create a buffer of protection around male circumcision by throwing female children under the bus.
Twelve women suspected to have carried out the ritual, which involves the partial or total removal of the external genitalia, have been arrested as the police investigate the case.
Mayor Bill de Blasio repealed a law that required parents to sign consent forms for the highly controversial practice.
21-year-old man first patient to successfully adapt to the donor organ after nine-hour operation.