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  • U.S. intervenes in Europe’s circumcision wars

    3 weeks ago

    The Obama administration’s anti-Semitism monitor has added an issue to his office’s portfolio: defending circumcision in Europe.

    Circumcision has become a top focus for Ira Forman, the State Department’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. He has been using the...

  • Norway passes act that enshrines brit milah

    June 27, 2014 | 9:04 am

    The leader of Norway’s Jewish community praised his country’s parliament for passing an act enshrining ritual circumcision for boys.

    “The act changes the paradigm of the debate about ritual circumcision in Norway in a very positive way and is therefore very significant,” Ervin...

  • Latest salvo in circumcision war, study cuts against ‘intactivist’ arguments

    April 11, 2014 | 11:48 pm

    LOS ANGELES (JTA) — In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles.

    A new survey of medical data going back more than two decades has found that the health benefits of circumcision far outweigh the risks. The publication of the article on April 4 by the...

  • Israel: European anti-circumcision motion ‘fosters hate’

    October 4, 2013 | 10:58 am

    Israel called on the Council of Europe to rescind a resolution which is “fostering hate” by equating non-medical circumcision of boys with female genital mutilation.

    “This resolution casts a moral stain on the Council of Europe, and fosters hate and racist trends in Europe,”...

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  • Ban on non-medical circumcision introduced in Sweden

    September 24, 2013 | 9:31 am

    A bill introduced in the Swedish parliament would ban the non-medical circumcision of males younger than 18.

    Two lawmakers from the rightist Sweden Democrats party, noting that female genital mutilation is illegal in Sweden, submitted the bill to the Riksdag on Tuesday.

    Bjorn...

  • 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...

  • Report: Circumcision lowers prostate cancer risk

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 13, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    The World Health Organization has already recommended circumcision based on research showing that it lowers the risk of heterosexual men contracting HIV. And that wives and girlfriends of circumcised men are less likely to get HPV. Of course, a rare circumcision procedure, known as...

  • Metzitzah be-Peh and Protecting Jewish Infants

    By Rabbi Zev Farber

    March 7, 2012 | 7:39 am

    It is difficult to believe I am writing about meẓiẓah be-peh, that there is a necessity to address this topic once again. Apparently, yet another Jewish infant has succumbed to an infection and died due to the practice of meẓiẓah be-peh. The Brooklyn DA is even now looking...

  • Infant boy dies after receiving herpes from circumcision procedure

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 7, 2012 | 12:17 am

    Despite the rhetoric flying around last summer, circumcision is an exceptionally safe procedure. But there is a religious variation that is less so. It involves oral suction of the wound, and it’s a manner of transmitting herpes.

    In 2004, an infant in Brooklyn died after receiving...

  • Appeal unlikely for S.F. circumcision ban ballot measure

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 24, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    Time appears to have run out for the proponents of a San Francisco ballot measure that would have banned circumcision of any boy under 18 in the city.

    The measure’s backers reportedly had been considering appealing the July 28 ruling by Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi that...

  • The realities of the circumcision debate

    June 2, 2011 | 4:32 pm

    There is nothing esthetically appealing about a Brit Milah, the circumcision procedure performed on an 8 day old Jewish baby boy.  To witness a barely one week old child strapped down with Velcro to a “Circ Board” in sight of everyone gathered is visually unappealing, if not...

  • In foreskin fight, even terminology is being disputed

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 31, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    According to the proponent of a ballot initiative to prohibit the act of surgically removing a male baby’s foreskin, the term “circumcision” is nothing but a euphemism.

    “Having your foreskin amputated is probably more like it,” said Jena Troutman, a doula and mother of...

  • S.F. archbishop raps proposed circumcision ban

    May 25, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    San Francisco’s Catholic archbishop expressed his opposition to a city ballot initiative that would ban circumcision for minors.

    Archbishop George Niederauer condemned the initiative in a May 23 letter sent to the San Francisco Chronicle, his archdiocese’s newspaper reported.

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  • 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/

     

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