(June 13, 2014) According to the Forward -- A coalition of Cleveland Jewish leaders are protesting a graphic mural painted on a gas station wall that depicts a rabbi performing a controversial circumcision ritual.
Anti-Defamation League regional director Anita Gray, and Cheryl Davis, chair of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee, slammed the mural as anti-Semitic.
"This outrageous and deeply offensive anti-Semitic mural has no place in our city," Davis said in a statement. "We need to stand firm against this kind of hatred."
The mural appears on the side wall of Biggie's Foodmart and gas station in Cleveland. Written above the graphic image of are the words: "Talmudic Priests in Church: Sex With Minors Permited [sic]."
It apparently depicts the metzitzah b’peh ritual, the controversial practice in which a mohel sucks the blood from an infant’s penis after circumcision.
The Forward further says,
The gas station mural isn't just potentially offensive to Jews.