Miscellany: Insult

In The Bronx, N. Y., Mrs. Shirley Lippmann gave orders for her newborn son to be inducted into the Hebrew faith according to prescribed ritual. Thirty minutes later hospital attendants laid on her pillow a baby boy neatly circumcised. Moaned Mrs. Lippmann: "That's not my Michael." Shrieked Mrs. Alfred Lyman from the next bed: "That's my Robert." Because the operation "irreparably altered their son's physical condition, repugnantly and contrary to the tenets of the Roman Catholic faith," Catholic Mr. and Mrs. Lyman brought suit for $75,000 against the Jewish hospital director, the Jewish mohel who performed the ceremony.

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