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  • Norwegian official: Jews, Muslims should replace circumcision with ‘symbolic’ ritual

    August 6, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Norway’s ombudsman for children’s rights has proposed that Jews and Muslim replace male circumcision with a symbolic, nonsurgical ritual.

    Dr. Anne Lindboe told the newspaper Vart Land last month that circumcision in boys was a violation of a person’s right to decide over his own...

  • Jamaican Elegance With a Jewish Twist

    By Melanie Reffes

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Set back from the Main Road behind the tall and majestic trees is the splendid mansion of Devon House. This stately mansion a regal tribute to the craftsmanship of Jamaica, and it also stands as a proud symbol of Jamaican Jewish history. Sitting on the aptly named Hope Road, this...

  • Are Muslims Endangered?

    By Idan Ivri

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Heightened ethnic and religious hatred might be rearing its ugly head in California -- but some politicians are eager to stand in its way.

    State Assemblymember Judy Chu introduced and saw passage of Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 64 in early April. The resolution condemns hate...

  • A More Reliable Kosher Label

    By Julie G Fax

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when a half-moon K on a carton of cottage cheese didn't mean much to someone who kept strictly kosher. Conventional wisdom held that the heksher (the kosher symbol) was not all that reliable.

    Today, things are changing at Kosher Overseers (KO), which supervises about...

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  • Eight Crazy Lights

    By Leora Alhadeff

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A kosher menorah can be fashioned out of any material, so why not get creative? During the Festival of Lights we light the Chanukah menorah -- a modern-day symbol of the candelabra used in the Temple, also known as a chanukiah -- to commemorate the miracle of the oil and to...

  • Lions in Zion

    By Ari Z. Zivotofsky

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It is not common for the mayor of Jerusalem to write to a 7-year-old and a 5-year-old. But it is similarly not the norm for them to write to him. The subject of this exchange was a new, unusual art project carried out by the Jerusalem municipality.

    The perception in most of the...

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