EJC Calls on Germany to Condemn 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

German FM: Religious Traditions are Protected in Germany

German Foreign Minister Westerwelle weighs in on a controversial court ruling on circumcision, says Germany protects religious freedom.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/30/2012, 2:10 AM

EJP Outraged Over German Circumcision Ruling

European Jewish Parliament expresses outrage over ruling that circumcision should be considered a physical assault. Elad Benari, 6/29/2012, 12:12 AM

German Jews, Muslims Outraged Over Circumcision Ruling

Jewish and Muslim leaders in Germany condemn a court's decision to outlaw the circumcision of boys.Elad Benari, 6/28/2012, 6:42 AM

War on Circumcision Spreads to Germany, Norway

A German court has ruled that circumcision is a criminal offense, and a Norwegian political party wants to outlaw the religious practice.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/26/2012, 6:53 PM

9/11 Survivor Circumcised at Age 50

50-year-old Alexander Yabisebitz, a survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, undergoes circumcision.Elad Benari, 6/22/2012, 3:14 AM

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

New California Law Brings End to Proposed Circumcision Ban

New bill signed by California Governor Jerry Brown prevents local governments from banning male circumcision.Elad Benari, 10/3/2011, 6:12 AM

Chabad-Lubavitch Emissary Reaches 4,500 Circumcisions

Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Yaacov Gaissinovitch last week presided over the 4,500th circumcision he has carried out in the Ukraine.Hana Levi Julian, 8/17/2011, 3:26 PM

San Francisco Weighs In On Circumcision Ban

The city argues that if a judge exempts doctors from the circumcision ban as state law posits, the whole measure would be unconstitutional.Gabe Kahn., 7/7/2011, 10:40 PM

Jews Join Muslims in Lawsuit Against Circumcision Ban

Jews and Muslims are teaming up in San Francisco to file a lawsuit against a potential ban on circumcision.Chana Ya'ar, 6/23/2011, 8:48 PM

Circumcision Ban Fight Turns Ugly with Anti-Semitic Comics

Long-nosed Jewish mohel stars in anti-circumcision promoter's comics as U.S. lawmakers attempt to stop the ban through legislation.Elad Benari, 6/16/2011, 9:07 AM

The 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

Circumcision: Once Banned for Jews, Now Proposed for Gentiles

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

Israeli, African MDs Circumcise to Combat AIDs

A group of Senegalese doctors spent a week learning with Israeli physicians the tricks of performing circumcision on adult males.Yehudah Lev Kay, 7/13/2009, 12:04 PM