What Does it Take to Become a Mohel?

Chief Rabbi David Lau convenes special refresher course for mohelim from across Israel, tells parents to only use mohel with valid license.Eliran Aharon, 7/22/2015, 3:42 PM

Politician in Quebec Calls to Ban Circumcision

Leading candidate of the Quebec Separatist Party calls to remove the word 'Jewish' from the Jewish Hospital of Montreal, ban circumcision.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 11/12/2013, 2:25 PM

Baby Dies after Post-Brit Complications

Doctors tells Rabbinate that the complications resulted from a preexisting condition.Gil Ronen, 6/7/2013, 1:02 PM

German Cabinet Agrees to Protect Circumcision

The German cabinet has agreed to make sure religious circumcision remains legal following a court ruling earlier this year banning it. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/10/2012, 3:08 PM

Proposed German Law Okays Ritual Circumcision

A new proposed German law is set to approve ritual circumcision, hopefully ending the threat to the custom practiced by Jews and Muslims. Hana Levi Julian, 9/27/2012, 1:34 PM

There are Times When an Honest Man Belongs in Jail

At stake today in Europe there is much more than brit mila. It’s the freedom of Jews and non Jews as well. A twenty-first century addition to the history of blood libels. Giulio Meotti, 9/23/2012, 1:56 AM

Berlin Allows Circumcision but Bans 'Mohels'

Berlin has made new laws for people who want to circumcise their sons – and traditional Jewish mohels don't meet criteria.Hana Levi Julian and AFP, 9/5/2012, 3:27 PM

Merkel 'Acting Vigorously' on Brit Tussle

German Chancellor tells Jewish leader freedom of religion is "undoubtable" part of German democracy.Gil Ronen, 8/26/2012, 8:42 PM

Swiss Hospitals Ban Circumcision

Two Swiss hospitals have banned circumcision, ignoring a German resolution protecting the Jewish rite after a court ruled it illegal. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/23/2012, 1:18 PM

Merkel: Brit Ban would Make Us 'Laughing Stock'

Chancellor warns that criminalizing circumcision would make Germans "a laughing stock among nations.”Gil Ronen, 7/17/2012, 3:29 PM

EJC: Condemn Cologne Ruling Against Circumcision

The European Jewish Congress has called on the German government to stand against a regional court decision to criminalize circumcision.Hana Levi Julian, 7/1/2012, 4:16 PM

Herpes Disease Raises Fears of Circumcision Method

Religious freedom and public health clash in New York after babies contract Herpes disease from a ritual practice after circumcision.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/10/2012, 3:21 PM

Arab Father: I Don’t Want This Baby; He’s Jewish

An Arab who fathered a baby with a Jewish woman rejected keeping him and said, “This boy is Jewish. I don’t want him.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/6/2012, 1:14 AM

Rescued from Morocco, Gives Birth in Jerusalem

An abused Jewish woman married to a Muslim was rescued from Morocco and brought to Israel. Her newborn's brit was in Jerusalem on Thursday. Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 1/20/2012, 12:20 PM

Secret Circumcision in Turkey

Fighting fears of his Judaism being discovered by neighbors, a father in Antakya, Turkey allowed a secret circumcision of his baby boy on ChanukahTzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/14/2010, 4:31 PM

Netanyahu and Grandson Shmuel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu joins his family for the naming of his first grandchild, Shmuel.Maayana Miskin, 10/8/2009, 7:16 PM

Circumcision Against AIDS

Non-Jewish rulers over the centuries have tried to stop Jews from religious circumcision. Now they are encouraging the procedure for themselves.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/25/2009, 6:08 PM