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.
Canada: Quebec Politician Calls to Ban CircumcisionLeading candidate of the Quebec Separatist Party calls to remove the word 'Jewish' from the Jewish Hospital of Montreal, ban circumcision.
Baby Dies after Post-Brit ComplicationsDoctors tells Rabbinate that the complications resulted from a preexisting condition.
German Cabinet Agrees to Protect CircumcisionThe German cabinet has agreed to make sure religious circumcision remains legal following a court ruling earlier this year banning it.
New Proposed German Law Okays Ritual CircumcisionA new proposed German law is set to approve ritual circumcision, hopefully ending the threat to the custom practiced by Jews and Muslims.
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.
Merkel 'Acting Vigorously' on Brit TussleGerman Chancellor tells Jewish leader freedom of religion is "undoubtable" part of German democracy.
Swiss Hospitals Ban CircumcisionTwo Swiss hospitals have banned circumcision, ignoring a German resolution protecting the Jewish rite after a court ruled it illegal.
Merkel: Brit Ban would Make Us 'Laughing Stock'Chancellor warns that criminalizing circumcision would make Germans "a laughing stock among nations.”
EJC Calls on Germany to Condemn Ruling Against CircumcisionThe European Jewish Congress has called on the German government to stand against a regional court decision to criminalize circumcision.
Herpes Disease Raises Fears of Circumcision MethodReligious freedom and public health clash in New York after babies contract Herpes disease from a ritual practice after circumcision.
Arab Father: I Don’t Want This Baby; He’s JewishAn Arab who fathered a baby with a Jewish woman rejected keeping him and said, “This boy is Jewish. I don’t want him.”
Jewish Woman Rescued from Morocco, Gives Birth in JerusalemAn abused Jewish woman married to a Muslim was rescued from Morocco and brought to Israel. Her newborn's brit was in Jerusalem on Thursday.
The Secret Circumcision in TurkeyFighting fears of his Judaism being discovered by neighbors, a father in Antakya, Turkey allowed a secret circumcision of his baby boy on Chanukah
Photo Essay: Netanyahu's Grandson NamedPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu joins his family for the naming of his first grandchild, Shmuel.
Circumcision: Once Banned for Jews, Now Proposed for GentilesNon-Jewish rulers over the centuries have tried to stop Jews from religious circumcision. Now they are encouraging the procedure for themselves.
There are Times When an Honest Man Belongs in JailAt 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.