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  • Following grave desecration, Tunisian president vows to defend Jews

    March 27, 2015 | 11:29 am

     In the wake of the desecration of a Jewish sage’s grave, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi promised a European rabbinical body he would protect his country’s Jews.

    Essebsi, who won the country’s presidential election last year, made the pledge this week during a meeting with...

  • European rabbis protest circumcision bans, plan to lobby

    July 25, 2012 | 10:45 am

    The Conference of European Rabbis will lobby against recent circumcision bans by advocating legislation supporting the practice.

    This week, hospitals in Switzerland and a province of Austria announced that they would stop allowing ritual circumcision.

    The German lower house of...

  • Rabbis to meet in Berlin to protest circumcision ban

    July 9, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Jewish religious leaders will hold an international meeting in Berlin on Tuesday to discuss how to respond to a German court ruling against performing circumcision on baby boys, which also sparked protests from Muslims and Christians in Germany.

    A court in the western city of...