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  • For new dad, a stronger bond from circumcising son

    July 16, 2014 | 10:43 am

    Natan Zaidenweber thought the mohel was kidding. His wife, Linda Raab, thought it was some kind of religious formality and didn’t give it a second thought.

    But the mohel, Cantor Philip Sherman, was serious. Although most fathers demur when he invites them to perform the bris on...

  • Watch: ‘Mohels,’ an a capella take on Lorde’s ‘Royals’

    November 14, 2013 | 10:04 am

    Ever noticed how “mohels” rhymes with “royals”? Well the University of Maryland a capella group Kol Ish did, and thank goodness.

    In their version of teen pop star Lorde’s “Royals,” retitled, yep, “Mohels,” the boys have a thing or two to say to those opposed to circumcision.

    ...
  • Bonding at Baby U

    July 17, 2013 | 2:24 pm

    For new parents, having their first child can be scary, stressful and utterly stupefying. 

    Westside Jewish Community Center hopes it will be a little less so thanks to Jewish Baby University, a five-week class designed to prepare people for what parenthood is really like.

    The...

  • How to become a Jew

    May 8, 2013 | 11:40 am

    1. ENROLL IN A CONVERSION PROGRAM

    There are a variety of options for how to begin the process, but all involve study with a rabbi. Some people study with an individual rabbi for a period of time, and other people enroll in group classes designed especially for converts.

    People...

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  • German Parliament passes law guaranteeing legality of ritual circumcision

    December 12, 2012 | 10:58 am

    The German Parliament passed a law protecting the right of Jewish and Muslim parents to choose a ritual circumcision for their sons, after months of heated debate over efforts to ban the practice.

    In all, 434 legislators voted Wednesday for the new law proposed by the federal...

  • German Cabinet schedules circumcision amendment

    October 5, 2012 | 9:23 am

    Germany's Cabinet has scheduled a discussion on an amendment that would formally legalize ritual circumcision but place some restrictions on who could circumcise and how.

    The discussion was set for Oct. 10, the German paper Die Welt reported. To become law, the amendment needs to...

  • Jewish groups weigh in on N.Y. board’s planned vote on waiver for circumcision ritual

    September 10, 2012 | 3:35 pm

    A Conservative rabbinic group is supporting a proposed New York City Board of Health measure that requires parental consent for a controversial circumcision practice, while an Orthodox group opposes the regulation.

    The health department is scheduled to vote this week on a measure...

  • German state of Berlin declares circumcision legal

    September 5, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    The state of Berlin declared circumcision legal.

    Berlin became the first of Germany's 16 states to declare the practice legal following a Cologne court ruling in June that non-medical circumcisions on children amounted to a criminal offense, according to the German news agency...

  • German rabbi criminally charged for performing circumcisions

    August 21, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    A rabbi in Bavaria has been slapped with criminal charges of committing bodily harm, in the first known case to arise from an anti-circumcision ruling in May.

    The charge against Rabbi David Goldberg, who is a mohel, or ritual circumciser , means that the May decision in the state of...

  • Israeli chief rabbi visits Berlin on circumcision issue

    August 21, 2012 | 10:59 am

    Israel’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi said in Berlin that medical training for mohels, or ritual circumcisers, could resolve concerns in Germany regarding circumcision of male children.

    In meetings Tuesday with government officials and Berlin’s Jewish community, Rabbi Yonah Metzger noted...

  • Report: N.Y. mohel apparently tested positive for herpes

    April 9, 2012 | 10:16 am

    A New York mohel who performed the circumcision of one newborn who died of herpes and of three other infants who contracted the disease apparently tested positive for herpes, The New York Jewish Week reported.

    Yitzchok Fischer, who was ordered in 2007 to stop the circumcision ritual...

  • Report: N.Y. mohel apparently tested postive for herpes

    April 9, 2012 | 8:17 am

    A New York mohel tied to the death from herpes of one newborn and to three others who contracted the disease, apparently tested positive for herpes, The Jewish Week reported.

    Yitzchok Fischer, who was ordered in 2007 to stop the circumcision ritual of metzitzah b’peh, in which the...

  • 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...

  • The great California foreskin fight of 2011

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 21, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    As luck would have it, the day local Jewish leaders gathered in Santa Monica to discuss the community’s response to a proposed ballot measure aimed at banning circumcision in that city was the very same day the proposition was rescinded by its proponent.

    Twenty-five people came...

  • San Francisco’s Curious Attachment to the Male Foreskin

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 26, 2011 | 11:02 am

    I’ve always thought of San Francisco as the very paragon of a live-and-let-live city. But it turns out if has a curious attachment to the male foreskin. This November, believe it or not, a measure will be on the ballot to ban circumcision for all males under the sage of 18, making...

  • Circumcision—the Ed Hardy way [VIDEO]

    By  Orit Arfa

    December 18, 2008 | 3:54 am

    Adam Saaks doesn't consider himself particularly religious, except when it comes to custom "cuTour," his term for circumcising T-shirts. For Saaks, custom designing T-shirts by nipping and tucking the hems, cutting and lacing-up the sides, and netting and looping the front -- using...
  • The great T-shirt circumciser

    By Jay Firestone

    December 18, 2008 | 1:06 am

     

    Here’s a great video by my friend and colleague, Orit Arfa and filmed by the amazing JewishJournal.com web editor, Dennis Wilen…and of course, edited by your VideoJew extraordinaire.

    For Orit’s full story, click here.

  • 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/

     

  • First Person - Snips and Snapshots

    By Lori Gottlieb

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    To snip or not to snip ... that wasn't the question. When my obstetrician asked me during my pregnancy what I planned to do about my son's circumcision, he wasn't referring to the health controversy that now seems as dated as whether to go Atkins or South Beach. Instead, he wanted to...

  • Few Females Filling Mohel Role in U.S.

    By Sue Fishkoff

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When Dr. Debra Weiss-Ishai watched her son's brit milah two years ago, she thought to herself, I could do this better. Not just technically, although as a pediatrician she had done numerous medical circumcisions. She felt she could bring a warmth and spiritual beauty to the ritual in...

  • The Mohel’s Wife

    By Felisa Billet

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When I congratulated "Julie" at her son's bris, I couldn't believe that she looked better than I did at my wedding. Like most of the other women attending the ritual circumcision, we were amazed that anyone could be so put together eight days after giving birth. Trim and graceful...

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