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Posts Tagged: Circumcision

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...

August 21, 2012 10:32 am

Israeli Chief Rabbi Visits Berlin to Engage Germans on Circumcision Issue

Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger is in Berlin today to help with an ongoing debate in Germany over the risks and legality of circumcision procedures. A...

July 31, 2012 12:06 pm

European Jewish Communities Unite to Defend Circumcision’s Legality

On Monday it was announced that Austria's Jewish community (IKG) will unite with the German and Swiss Jewish communities to advocate keeping religious circumcision legal,...


Israeli-German Spat Highlights Europe’s Funding of BDS and Terror - A diplomatic spat between Israel and Germany has provided a prominent platform...

After 130 Years, Poughkeepsie’s Jews Get an Eruv - In the rich, nearly 130-year history of the organized Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY, pushing a stroller or...


Palestinians Claim Dozens Wounded at Demonstrations for Hunger-Striking Pri...

Palestinian spokesman Anas Diek said three people were hospitalized, including one who was shot in the head by a rubber...

Middle East

Islamic Cleric Favored by PA President Abbas: Israel Waging War on Muslims ...

Israel is waging war on Muslims with drugs and "sex mania," a leading Islamic cleric in the Palestinian Authority alleged during...