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Posts Tagged: Circumcision

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...

November 12, 2012 10:08 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,...

Culture

Phoenix Jewish News Joins Consortium Running 4 Other Papers

JNS.org - The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers. Mid-Atlantic Media...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Bernard-Henri Lévy Says Election of Donald Trump a ‘Major Event for ...

Editor's note: Bernard-Henri Lévy—French philosopher, filmmaker, and activist; defender of Israel and of Jewish values—returns to New York on January...

Israel

Netanyahu: Government ‘Working Overtime’ to Find ‘Respons...

The government is “working overtime” to come up with a “responsible solution” to the Amona issue that will both protect...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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