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  • Poll: 45 percent of Britons favor banning shechitah

    March 29, 2013 | 5:05 am

    About 45 percent of 1,900 Britons polled favored banning Jewish ritual slaughter and 38 percent said they favored banning nonmedical circumcision.

    In the poll, which was conducted last week by the YouGov polling agency for The Jewish Chronicle of London, 45 percent of respondents...

  • German lawmakers propose barring circumcision before age 14

    November 14, 2012 | 11:34 am

    Some 50 lawmakers in Germany have signed on to a proposal that would bar ritual circumcision for boys under the age of 14.

    The lawmakers -- from the left-wing Social Democratic, Left and Greens parties -- are hoping to preempt a bill that would allow Jewish and Muslim parents to...

  • Jewish groups sue NYC over circumcision rule

    October 12, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    Orthodox Jewish groups have sued New York City to block a required warning to parents of the dangers of a ritual in which the circumciser uses his mouth to draw blood from the baby's penis.

    The lawsuit was filed Thursday in the Federal District Court in Manhattan by the Central...

  • Berlin demonstration calls for right to ritual circumcision

    September 10, 2012 | 8:33 am

    Jews and Muslims in Berlin demonstrated for the right to carry out ritual circumcisions, a right that has been endangered in Germany.

    Under the slogan "On Knife's Edge: Religious Freedom," some 300 demonstrators rallied Saturday at Bebelplatz, the site of the 1933 Nazi book...

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  • What should Jews do about the circumcision crisis?‎

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 24, 2012 | 11:31 am

    My two smart and well-informed colleagues, Dr. Rabbi Dov Maimon and Nadia ‎Ellis (of JPPI fame), just published a new report on the so-called Circumcision ‎Crisis. That is, the attempt to limit or ban circumcision and other religious ‎practices in Western Europe. The paper is...

  • Germans launch pro-circumcision petition

    July 30, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Two Jews and a Muslim in Germany have started a pro-circumcision campaign to counter a court ruling that bans the practice.

    Last month, a court in in Cologne, Germany ruled against non-medical circumcision on the grounds that circumcision causes grievous bodily harm.

    The petition...

  • July 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 29, 2012 | 12:33 am

    In-depth

    Syrian Chemical Weapons and Al-Qaida

    Writing in Algemeiner, Dore Gold warns that Syria’s WMD stockpile must be secured, and not just to prevent attacks in the Mideast.

    Jordan’s King Abdullah specifically warned in a CNN interview on July 18 that Syrian chemical weapons...

  • July 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 18, 2012 | 1:39 am

    In-depth

    A Nuclear-Armed Iran Would Have No Hotline to Avert Catastrophe

    Unlike the US and the Soviet Union or India and Pakistan, there is no direct line of communication between Israel and Iran, which, warns Alan Elsner in Algemeiner, could be disastrous if Iran gains nuclear...

  • Tzohar rabbinical group to start secular-friendly brit milah program

    July 10, 2012 | 10:37 am

    The Tzohar rabbinical organization, which helps to involve non-religious couples and their families in religious wedding ceremonies, is introducing a brit milah program.

    The initiative, which will assist parents in circumcising their sons according to normative Jewish law, was...

  • German court ruling on circumcision riles Jewish community

    June 27, 2012 | 10:54 am

    Germany’s top Jewish leader called on the federal Parliament “to ensure religious freedom” following a Cologne court ruling that said circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to grievous bodily harm.

    Though Monday’s decision by the District Court of Cologne does...

  • N.Y. health board proposes consent waiver on circumcision rite

    June 13, 2012 | 10:21 am

    New York City health officials have proposed requiring that Jewish parents sign a consent waiver in order to use a controversial circumcision-related rite.

    At a city Board of Health meeting on Tuesday, the department’s deputy commissioner for disease control, Dr. Jay Varma, proposed...

  • Cost to keep circumcision off ballot: $100K

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 8, 2011 | 6:52 pm

    In the very public fight over a ballot measure aiming to ban circumcision of underage males in San Francisco, the Jewish-led coalition that succeeded in keeping the practice legal in the city spent more than six times what the ban’s proponents did.

    The Committee Opposing Forced...

  • Mohel performs 4,500th brit

    August 17, 2011 | 10:46 am

    A mohel in Ukraine performed his 4,500th ritual circumcision.

    Rabbi Yaacov Gaissinovitch, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary who also is a medical doctor, officiated at the landmark circumcision last week, the Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk announced.

    Gaissinovitch has served as a...

  • Anti-circumcision:  Is this equal to anti-Semitism?

    By Norman Lavin, M.D, PhD., UCLA Medical School

    June 30, 2011 | 11:46 am

    Believe it or not, an American city, San Francisco, is voting to proscribe one of the central rituals of an entire religious community, the Jewish people, who have been circumcising male infants since the time of Abraham.  Many Muslims, of course, also practice circumcision for...

  • In S.F. circumcision ban battle, unusual tactics on both sides

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 27, 2011 | 4:12 pm

    The fight over San Francisco’s ballot measure seeking to ban circumcision for male minors in that city is getting a little weird.

    On one side, you’ve got a small group of religious Jews using Facebook to invite people to San Francisco’s Union Square on November 9. In the...

  • Proposed circumcision ban not merely a parochial concern

    June 23, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    Circumcision, or “brit milah,” has long been the stuff of cheap jokes and comedy. But in recent weeks, what used to be nothing more than harmless fare has taken on a much more serious tone. So-called “intactivists” on the fringe left of American politics have pushed the radical...

  • Coalition sues to keep circumcision ban off S.F. ballot

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 22, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    The Jewish-led coalition working to defeat a San Francisco ballot measure, which would ban circumcision for boys 18 and under, filed a lawsuit there on Wednesday morning asking the city to remove the proposition from the ballot entirely.

    The ballot measure, which would make...

  • Top 10 sharpest circumcision ban headlines

    By Jay Firestone

    June 7, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    Why does it seem like whenever a sex-related story breaks in the news, certain headline writers revert back to their 13-year-old perverted selves? 

    In this case, California’s debate on the proposed circumcision ban has prompted slew of awful, fully pun-intended headlines guaranteed...

  • Reaching Out

    March 30, 2011 | 10:12 am

    In our postmodern age, it’s fascinating to note that Jews still widely observe several biblical-era practices. Two among them stand out: brit milah (ritual circumcision) and Pesach (Passover). It’s also worth mentioning that Elijah the prophet plays major roles during both....

  • VIDEOS: Wassup 2008 meets Jewish Wassup

    By The Web Guy

    October 27, 2008 | 11:21 pm

    Its been eight long years since the boys said wassup to each other. Even with the effects of a down economy and imminent change in the White House, the boys are still able to come together and stay true to what really matters.

     

    This is not the first parody of the Budweiser beer commercial, of course.  There’s this ‘Jewish Wassup’ from a few years back:

     

  • VIDEO: The Bris Saver

    By The Web Guy

    August 11, 2008 | 1:41 am

    It was an ordinary brit milah—until the mohel passed out cold . . .

    A Project Direct entry from Single Serving Films.

    Directed by Benji Samit.
    Written by Dan Hernandez.
    Starring Blake Anthony, Cat Davis, Marty Dusig, Charley Rossman, Dick Moss, and Allison Taft Learned

    Hat tip to Sharon @ http://portlandisawesome.com/

     

  • Don’t click on this story about a ‘circumcision accident’

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 15, 2007 | 8:51 pm


    Really, you can try and find out what’s behind that provocative headline on our home page nifty JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Java [tm] news ticker, but why would you?

    It’s much better if you make up your own story.

  • It’s all downhill from here

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I just love newborn babies, especially at around 3 months old. As I brush my face along theirs, I love their baby smell, their soft, smooth skin and their facial expressions. The fact is it's a joy caring for babies. They don't talk back, they don't miss curfews, and they don't...
  • Is circumcision a requirement for conversion?

    By Roberto Loiederman

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I called Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn at his home in Kansas City, Kan., where he's rabbi at that city's New Reform Temple. Was it true that he had told the group in Mexicali that it wasn't necessary for adult converts to Judaism to have a brit milah (ritual circumcision)?

    "That is...

  • Moms-to-Be Seek Religion Reconnect

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Shlepping around with swollen feet, a growing belly and mounting exhaustion is a challenge for any mom-to-be, but Beth Saltz is determined to go to Shabbat services as often as she can for the rest of her pregnancy.

    "I feel I need to do it now before the baby is born," said Saltz,...

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