Netanyahu's visit to Ukraine inspires Jew to be circumcised

Read the story of the Ukrainian Jew who was so moved by Netanyahu's visit, he underwent circumcision and named himself after Yoni Netanyahu.Shimon Cohen, 8/22/2019, 5:43 PM

Feiglin won't renounce anti-circumcision comic

Zehut chair addresses fact that provocative comic remains in party. 'Thanks to him, 99% of Israelis who circumcise know they do by choice.'Hezki Baruch, 6/16/2019, 1:34 PM

2020 Democratic candidate takes stand against circumcision

Businessman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang takes aim at circumcision - but says parents should have right to choose.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/21/2019, 12:54 PM

Sweden to enact circumcision ban?

Swedish party submits motion calling for circumcision ban, calling circumcision 'an infringement of the child’s integrity.'JTA, 10/4/2018, 1:29 PM

Denmark faces vote on circumcision ban

Petition to ban circumcision in Denmark nearing goal, would force parliament to vote on controversial proposal.Cnaan Liphshiz, 5/2/2018, 2:47 PM

Iceland drops proposed circumcision ban

Following international backlash and criticism from judicial committee, Iceland's parliament cancels vote on controversial bill.David Rosenberg, 4/30/2018, 8:37 AM

Iceland parliament committee opposes bill to ban circumcision

As Iceland's lawmakers mull controversial bill to jail parents for circumcising their children, judicial committee pushes to nix proposal.JTA, 4/26/2018, 8:03 PM

'Jews not welcome in Iceland'

European rabbis compare proposed circumcision ban in Iceland to similar law passed by Nazi Germany.David Rosenberg, 4/23/2018, 7:47 AM

US lawmakers urge Iceland to back down on circumcision ban

Senior Republican and Democrat congressmen team up to take on Iceland's proposed ban on circumcision.JTA, 4/13/2018, 8:21 AM

Iceland to ban circumcision?

European Jews fear ban being promoted in Iceland's legislature could lead to similar bans across the continent.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2018, 10:39 PM

'Jewish terrorist' Jack Teitel requests furlough for son's bris

45-year-old Jack Teitel, convicted of two counts of murder and several attempted murders, requests leave to attend son's circumcision.JTA, 1/8/2018, 4:26 PM

Survey: 98% of Jewish baby boys in Israel are circumcised

New survey shows most parents care about mohel's qualifications and experience, and will likely use the same mohel for their next son.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2017, 1:00 PM

Salomon family celebrates Brit Milah

Child named for grandfather murdered in brutal terrorist attack last week.Yoni Kempinski, 7/27/2017, 6:44 PM

Joy amid sorrow: PM celebrates circumcision with Salomon family

Prime Minister Netanyahu visits relatives of three Israelis slaughtered in Halamish as they mourn loss - and celebrate new life.Yoni Kempinski, 7/27/2017, 4:57 PM

'No circumcision ban on my watch'

Leader of Norwegian Progress party informs Jewish leaders that ban on male circumcision is no longer on party's agenda.Gary Willig, 6/26/2017, 4:12 PM

Grandson's circumcision held at grandfather's murder scene

Grandson born on grandfather Avraham Hasno's birthday, who was brutally murdered, was brought this morning in the covenant of Abraham.Mordechai Sones, 5/17/2017, 10:34 AM

Norwegian paper publishes anti-Semitic cartoon

Norwegian paper’s cartoon suggests circumcision akin to pedophilia, insanity.JTA, 5/17/2017, 7:11 AM

Williamsburg families won't identify mohels after babies herpes

Families of 4 babies who contracted herpes refuse to give names after Health Dept. seeks to investigate the mohels.JTA, 4/20/2017, 7:47 AM

NYC to ban mohels if children they treated found to have herpes

NYC health dept. says it will now ban mohels automatically if child has herpes- without testing the source of the infection.JTA, 3/31/2017, 2:39 PM

Experts: Male circumcision helps prevent all HIV variants

Researchers find circumcision helps prevent all strains of HIV, not just HIV-1.JTA, 1/21/2017, 6:14 PM

Denmark Chief Rabbi: Doctors did not call to ban circumcision

Arutz Sheva exclusive: Chief of rabbi of Denmark calls claim that medical association called for circumcision ban totally false.Benny Toker, 12/11/2016, 4:05 PM

Denmark's chief rabbi: No legal ban on circumcision

Rabbi Yair Melchior clarifies that the Danish Medical Association didn't recommend a legal ban on circumcision before age 18.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2016, 12:07 AM

Father kidnaps baby minutes before circumcision

Formerly religious father runs off with newborn son moments before circumcision where Rabbi Kanievsky was set to serve as 'sandak'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2016, 2:46 PM

Baby named for hero who tackled terrorists unarmed

Despite having never met, the Schmerler family decided to name their newborn son after terror victim Tuvia Yanai Weissman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2016, 12:21 PM

US protects shechita and brit religious freedoms

House of Representatives passes bill protecting the Jewish right to perform circumcisions and ritual slaughter.Shoshana Miskin, 5/22/2016, 7:06 PM

House passes bill protecting circumcision

Bill broadens definition of 'violations of religious freedom' to include bris milah, shechita - and atheism.Ron Kampeas, 5/18/2016, 9:39 PM

Europe Overrules Recommended Circumcision Ban

Thanks to joint Jewish-Muslim rallying, European Council has decided not to recommend a ban on circumcision.Moshe Cohen, 10/1/2015, 10:54 AM

Chief Rabbi Slams Ruling Favoring Brit-Refuser Mom

President of of the Great Rabbinical Court, Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, says secular courts are eroding religious courts' authority.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 6/30/2014, 7:55 AM

High Court Allows Mother to Refuse Son's Brit

In precedent-setting ruling, Court says Rabbinical Court can't force circumcision if one parent objects.Nir Har Zahav, 6/29/2014, 9:49 PM

Turkish Gov. Resigns over 'Ottoman Circumcision'

Watch lavish Muslim circumcision for 'Ottoman prince' son of Turkish governor in sultan's tomb.Ari Yashar, 5/30/2014, 2:57 PM

Rabbinic Court Cannot Decide on Circumcision

A rabbinic court overstepped its bounds when it ruled in parents’ circumcision battle, Attorney General says.Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2014, 2:58 PM

Bennett: Haaretz is Anti-Jewish

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett attacked the Haaretz newspaper, saying that it published only negative reports about JudaismDavid Lev, 12/23/2013, 7:57 PM

Norway FM Assures Circumcision Ban Will Not Happen

FM Brende reassures Simon Wiesenthal Center, which is concerned over a proposed ban on ritual circumcision.Ari Yashar, 11/25/2013, 1:44 PM

Moving Brit Milah on the Ruins of Homesh

Limor Har Melech, who lost her husband in a 2003 terror attack and remarried, had her baby circumcised on the ruins of Homesh.Arutz Sheva North America, 11/15/2013, 9:37 PM

Rabbi: Norway's Brit Ban is Jewish Exclusion

Rabbi Margolin, General Director of EJA, calls Norway's proposed circumcision ban nothing more than 'Jewish exclusion.'Ari Yashar, 11/13/2013, 4:19 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

Europe: There's Nothing Illegal About Circumcision

Council of Europe head responds to President Shimon Peres's letter, assures him there's no law banning male circumcision.Elad Benari, 10/10/2013, 3:15 AM

European Council Calls for Circumcision Ban

The European Council calls circumcision of children a violation of human rights, calls for legal ban until age 15.Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2013, 11:18 AM

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

Norwegian Cartoon: Circumcision Demonic Ritual

Jewish group considers taking legal action over a cartoon in a Norwegian paper that depicts circumcision as a bloodthirsty ritual.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/29/2013, 10:12 PM

Berlin Rabbi Investigated for 'Metzitzah'

Berlin's Chabad rabbi investigated for metzitzah b’peh ritual during his son's circumcision. RCE: We fully support him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2013, 2:45 AM

German Court Drops Charges Against Mohel

A German court on Thursday dismissed all charges against a rabbi for his role in the circumcision of a Jewish infant. Arutz Sheva staff, 2/25/2013, 9:37 AM

New York Court Upholds 'Metzizah' Injunction

New York City court approves directive that consent form must be signed before “metzizah be'peh” stage of the Jewish bris is performed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2013, 4:52 AM

German Candidate Sanctioned for 'Milah' Remarks

German party urged to withdraw candidate from state election after he used expletive language to describe Jews who practice circumcision.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/1/2013, 9:13 AM

German Ruling 'Milestone' in Religious Freedom

Jewish groups have praised the decision by the German Parliament to allow religious circumcision.Rachel Hirshfeld, 12/13/2012, 7:27 PM

Merkel: Respecting Circumcision is Fundamental

Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks to ease the concerns of Germany's Jews over a disputed ruling against circumcision.Elad Benari, 11/26/2012, 3:12 AM

Sandy Postpones 'Metziaza Be'Peh' Hearing

Manhattan court postpones hearing against new requirement that parents sign a consent form before brit procedure.David Lev, 11/11/2012, 5:05 PM

New York City Sued Over Circumcision Laws

A new lawsuit is brought against the city of NYC against the banning of metzitza b'pe.Scott Krane, New York, 10/12/2012, 3:07 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

Jews and Muslims Protest Over Circumcision

Jews and Muslims gather in Berlin to demonstrate against a controversial circumcision court ruling.Elad Benari, 9/10/2012, 6:15 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

Rabbis: Health Dept. 'Printed and Spread Lies'

A group of rabbis said they would ignore a proposed law that would mandate that parents sign a consent form to perform metzitzah b'peh.Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/5/2012, 1:15 AM

Jews, Muslims Unite in Fight for Religious Freedom

Jewish and Muslim religious leaders from 18 European countries will gather in Paris to discuss increasing religious prohibitions in Europe. Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/3/2012, 1:32 PM

Seminary Warns Against Wearing Kippot in Public

A rabbinical college in Germany has warned its students against wearing kippot, after a rabbi was attacked by four Arab youths last week. Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/2/2012, 12:01 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

Circumcision Still Occurring in Germany

Rabbi Uri Gamson of Germany says local Jews are continuing their regular routine, despite attempts to ban circumcision in the country.Elad Benari, 8/24/2012, 5:12 AM