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  • NYC officials, rabbis reach tentative deal on circumcision rite

    February 25, 2015 | 10:30 am

    A mohel who performs the controversial circumcision rite metzitzah b’peh would no longer have to obtain a signed consent in New York under a tentative agreement.

    A coalition of rabbinic leaders and the city reportedly reached agreement on the rite, it was reported late Tuesday....

  • Swiss hospital lifts ban on circumcision

    August 10, 2012 | 11:46 am

    A Swiss hospital which briefly banned circumcision announced that it would now allow the procedure.

    An announcement by University Children’s Hospital Zurich said on Friday that a three-week moratorium, now ended, was needed to assess the practice’s legal implications.


  • 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...