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Posts Tagged: Circumcision

July 15, 2021 3:51 pm

Top Canadian Jewish Group Sounds Alarm Over Proposed Limits on Circumcisions Outside Medical Facilities

A top Canadian Jewish group spoke out on Thursday against new restrictions on circumcision by medical professionals being weighed in the Manitoba province. The College of...

January 10, 2021 6:33 am

In New Book, a Mohel Reveals All

So You Want to Make a Bris by Dr. Henry Michael Lerner, Outskirts Press, November 2020. So You Want to Make a Bris was written because,...

December 31, 2020 5:38 pm

NYC Mayoral Hopeful Yang Addresses Concerns Over Circumcision Stance: ‘I’ve Attended Multiple Friends’ Brises’

Ex-2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a likely entrant in the race to succeed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio next year, responded on Twitter...

July 18, 2019 11:38 am

BBC Special on Circumcision Draws Mixed Reaction From UK Jewish Group

A British advocacy group for protecting the practice of circumcision expressed guarded criticism of a BBC special on the Jewish and Muslim ritual to be...

July 20, 2018 3:38 pm

Ahead of Religious Freedom Summit, Secretary of State Pompeo Cautions Against Legislative Efforts to Curtail Circumcision, Ritual Slaughter

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned on Thursday against efforts in various European countries to curtail religious practices sacred to Jewish and Muslim communities,...

April 27, 2018 3:07 pm

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

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

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

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...


Russian Forces Press on Ukraine Front After Reports of Bakhmut Slowdown

i24 News - Russian forces attacked northern and southern stretches of the war’s front in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region on Friday, even as Kyiv officials reported Moscow’s assault was lagging...


Two Wounded in West Bank Drive-By Shooting

A suspected Palestinian gunman wounded two people in a drive-by shooting in the flashpoint town of Huwara in the West Bank on Saturday, the Israeli military said. It was the third...

Middle East

Biden Warns Iran After Tit-for-Tat Strikes in Syria

President Joe Biden on Friday warned Iran that the United States would "act forcefully" to protect Americans, after the US military carried out air strikes against Iran-backed forces in retaliation...

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