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Posts Tagged: Circumcision

May 19, 2017 2:39 pm

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

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

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. — The Upshot (@UpshotNYT) May 10, 2016 The Jewish doctor who...

April 8, 2016 2:54 am

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

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

Scandinavian Circumcision Controversy Proves Europe is the Dark Continent - 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

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

Circumcision is Under Attack in Europe - 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

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

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

Council of Europe’s Anti-Circumcision Ruling Fosters ‘Racist Trends,’ Israel Says - Israel on Friday strongly condemned a decision by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe that Jewish ritual circumcision is a...

November 12, 2012 10:08 pm

Circumcision Makes No Sense (And That’s Okay)

Let's be honest with ourselves. Circumcision is crazy. We take a baby, 8 days after he left the womb, 8 days after the being born, and...

October 4, 2012 1:45 pm

German Parliament to Approve Religious Circumcision Practice

Germany's parliament is expected to pass legislation that will legalize religious circumcisions, putting an end to the battle between religious groups and the state over...

September 5, 2012 10:32 am

Berlin Bans Mohels From Performing Ritual Circumcisions

Germany's capital city of Berlin has announced new rules on circumcision procedures, banning Jewish mohels from performing the ritual and requiring that both parents of...


Will Palestinian Energy Feud Spark Surge in Violence Against Israel? - The long-running feud between Hamas and Fatah has led to a deepening...

‘Love of Christians’ Touted as Strategic Asset for Israel at Major Policy Conference - The strategic importance of Christian Zionism was highlighted...

Memory of Greek Jewish Metropolis Endures at New Holocaust Museum - Last week’s visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, to Thessaloniki, Greece, marked the construction...


Amazon Buys Rights to Israeli TV Series, Will Stream It in 200 Global Locat... - Amazon Studios has purchased the global rights for the Israeli comedic TV series “Lehiyot Ita” (Being with Her), which...


Israel Continues to Lead in Global Innovation, UN Index Finds - Israel continues to cement its status as a leader of global innovation, the United Nations’ Global Innovation Index for 2017 has found. For the seventh consecutive year, Israel topped the...

Middle East

In Reportedly List of Demands, Arab States Tell Qatar to Shut Down Al Jazee...

Four Arab states that have isolated Qatar have reportedly handed the country a list of 13 demands, including some that...