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Dad explains why he kidnapped baby

Father who ran off with baby just before circumcision explains his motives.

Dad explains why he kidnapped baby

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'.

Secular father kidnaps baby minutes before circumcision

Woman that fled from Arab husband circumsizes son

Two months after being rescued from Arab village with her children, 'J' holds ritual circumcision for fourth son born week-and-a-half ago

Woman that fled from Arab husband circumsizes son

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.

What Does it Take to Become a Mohel?player

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.

Canada: Quebec Politician Calls to Ban Circumcision

Baby Dies after Post-Brit Complications

Doctors tells Rabbinate that the complications resulted from a preexisting condition.

Baby Dies after Post-Brit Complications

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.

German Cabinet Agrees to Protect Circumcision

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.

New Proposed German Law Okays Ritual Circumcision

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.

Berlin Allows Circumcision but Bans 'Mohels'

Merkel 'Acting Vigorously' on Brit Tussle

German Chancellor tells Jewish leader freedom of religion is "undoubtable" part of German democracy.

Merkel 'Acting Vigorously' on Brit Tussle

Swiss Hospitals Ban Circumcision

Two Swiss hospitals have banned circumcision, ignoring a German resolution protecting the Jewish rite after a court ruled it illegal.

Swiss Hospitals Ban Circumcision

Merkel: Brit Ban would Make Us 'Laughing Stock'

Chancellor warns that criminalizing circumcision would make Germans "a laughing stock among nations.”

Merkel: Brit Ban would Make Us 'Laughing Stock'

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.

EJC Calls on Germany to Condemn Ruling Against Circumcision

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.

Herpes Disease Raises Fears of Circumcision Method

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.”

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

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.

Jewish Woman Rescued from Morocco, Gives Birth in Jerusalemplayer

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 Chanukah

The Secret Circumcision in Turkey

Netanyahu and Grandson Shmuel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu joins his family for the naming of his first grandchild, Shmuel.

Photo Essay: Netanyahu's Grandson Named

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.

Circumcision: Once Banned for Jews, Now Proposed for Gentiles

There are Times When an Honest Man Belongs in Jail

There are Times When an Honest Man Belongs in Jail