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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ‘The Longing’ documents crypto-Jews caught between two worlds

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 7, 2008 | 2:54 am

    When Gabriela Böhm set out to create her documentary, "The Longing: The Forgotten Jews of South America," several years ago, she hoped to profile an as-yet-undiscovered secret community of Crypto Jews -- descendants of Jews forced to flee the Spanish Inquisition who continued...
  • Not by Bread Alone

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    One of my most memorable Torah lessons from elementary school was the one about the manna. This was the magical food that the Jews ate while traveling through the desert. It was some kind of amorphous bread that fell from heaven daily, and the Torah describes it as being like honey...

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