Austrian Governor Bans Religious Circumcision

A ban on non-medical circumcision by a regional court in Germany, has prompted a governor in western Austria to follow suit.Gabe Kahn, 7/24/2012, 10:30 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

Brit Mila and Secular Intolerance in Germany

The Cologne court's decision, though being countered by a German government resolution, made it clear that traditional Judaism is not welcome in the country that once exterminated millions of European Jews. Kevin Zdiara, 7/20/2012, 10:17 AM

German Parliament Passes Resolution Protecting Circumcision

Germany's lower house of parliament passes a resolution to protect the religious circumcision of infant boys.Elad Benari, 7/20/2012, 5:12 AM

Israel's Envoy to Germany Welcomes Action on Circumcision

Israel's ambassador to Germany welcomes plans by the German parliament to pass a resolution protecting the right to religious circumcision.Elad Benari, 7/19/2012, 5:12 AM

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

German Government Promises to Legally Protect Circumcision

The German government pledges quick action to protect the right of Jews and Muslims to circumcise baby boys.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/14/2012, 12:13 AM

Muslims and Jews Join to Fight German Circumcision Ban

Muslims and Jews, normally not allies, have banded together to ask the German parliament to overrule the court ban on circumcision. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/11/2012, 11:50 AM

Video: Tzohar Presents 'User-Friendly Circumcision'

The Tzohar Rabbinic Organization has launched a new effort to assist parents circumcising their sons according to Jewish law.Yoni Kempinski, 7/11/2012, 7:30 AM

Berlin Hospital Suspends Circumcisions

Berlin’s Jewish Hospital has suspended circumcisions in the wake of a court ruling that the procedure is a crime punishable by law.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/3/2012, 1:44 PM

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