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Posts Tagged: Circumcision

April 27, 2018 3:07 pm
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US Jewish Group Hails Move by Icelandic Parliamentary Committee to Thwart Proposed Circumcision Ban

A major US Jewish group has praised an Icelandic parliamentary committee for its recommendation this week that a proposed bill that would ban male circumcision...

April 22, 2018 6:43 pm
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European Jews Hold Protest Meetings Against Iceland’s Proposed Circumcision Ban

The controversy over Iceland's proposed ban on circumcision has escalated, with prominent European rabbis and their supporters holding protest meetings in recent days in Reykjavik...

July 26, 2017 4:14 pm
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Phony New York Times Trend Story Touts ‘Jewish Parents’ Avoiding Circumcision

The New York Times, which last memorably touched on the topic of circumcision with an unfortunate illustration involving a pencil sharpener, is, alas, at it...

May 19, 2017 2:39 pm
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Responding to the European Crusade Against Jewish Ritual

It comes as no surprise to me that more European countries are trying to make life difficult for Jews in various ways. But, how should...

May 8, 2017 10:47 am
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Major Norwegian Party Votes to Ban Circumcision, Prompting Concern Among Country’s Jewish Community

Norway's libertarian Progress Party voted at its annual national conference this past weekend to ban the circumcision of males below the age of 16. The measure,...

May 10, 2016 4:12 pm
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New York Times Illustration Likening Circumcision to Pencil-Sharpening Prompts Uproar

Snip or not snip. A look at what the science says about male circumcision. https://t.co/Ty760Iw3Wp pic.twitter.com/5erRDEgU1E — The Upshot (@UpshotNYT) May 10, 2016 The Jewish doctor who...

April 8, 2016 2:54 am
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Why Circumcision Is an Essential Part of Jewish identity

Tucked away at the beginning of this week’s Torah portion is the mitzvah of Brit Milah -- the obligation to circumcise every male Jew, ideally...

April 5, 2016 6:26 am
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The Covenant of Circumcision: Why the Eighth Day Is So Holy

Our parsha this week begins with childbirth. It says that, in the case of a male child, “On the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin...

February 3, 2014 8:03 am
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Scandinavian Circumcision Controversy Proves Europe is the Dark Continent

JNS.org - Back in the heyday of colonialism, Europeans used to refer to Africa as the "dark continent." Originally, the phrase was intended...

December 31, 2013 12:29 pm
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Celebrity Stylist Rachel Zoe Tweets Family Photos After Her Son’s Circumcision

Celebrity fashion stylist Rachel Zoe late on Monday tweeted a family picture after the bris milah (circumcision) of her son, Kaius Jagger Berman. "My incredible family...

December 2, 2013 6:24 am
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Circumcision is Under Attack in Europe

JNS.org - This week, as Jews across the world celebrate Hanukkah, they also remember the victory of the Maccabees against the brutal rule...

November 27, 2013 10:24 am
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Israel’s Rabbinical Court Fines Woman For Not Circumcising Son

Times of Israel - The Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem rejected an appeal Monday by a Netanya woman fined NIS 500 ($140) per day for refusing...

October 9, 2013 10:19 am
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Council of Europe Responds to Peres: Female Genital Mutilation and Circumcision Not ‘On Equal Footing’

Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, responded on Wednesday to a letter sent earlier this week by Israeli President Shimon Peres asking Jagland to...

October 4, 2013 8:18 am
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Council of Europe’s Anti-Circumcision Ruling Fosters ‘Racist Trends,’ Israel Says

JNS.org - Israel on Friday strongly condemned a decision by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe that Jewish ritual circumcision is a...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

Pro-Israel UCLA Students to Meet With Administration After Anti-Zionist Pee...

Pro-Israel students at the University of California, Los Angeles who called for the suspension of an anti-Zionist group that disrupted their...

Israel

Israeli Scientists Seek Effective Treatment After Making Major Breakthrough...

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have made a major breakthrough in research into the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that...

Middle East

Syria Says Iranian Withdrawal Not Up for Discussion

The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, the Syrian deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, after Washington demanded they pull out of Syria's conflict. US...

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