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What does a baby's brit have to do with the Land of Israel?

Brit mila and Torah study are especially great mitzvot, therefore, dwelling within the Land is especially connected to them.

What does a baby's brit have to do with the Land of Israel?

EU plan to fight anti-Semitism ‘not serious,’ Jewish community leaders say

Jewish leaders call out lack of mention of shechita, Brit Milah bans in new Eu plan to combat anti-Semitism.

Jewish leaders say EU plan to fight anti-Semitism ‘not serious’

Chaim Dovid ben Chaim Dovid

A true story from WWI on the futility of wasting precious hours arguing about the unimportant things in life.

Chaim Dovid ben Chaim Dovid

This morning: Brit for son of couple who lost baby in terror attack

Brit milah for son of Shira & Amichai Ish-Ran to take place Monday, nearly three years after couple lost their first baby in terror attack.

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"We are Lod" - A hopeful celebration in a burned school

Just a week ago, rioters burned the Maoz Academy in Lod. Today, the academy hosted a brit milah - the symbolic celebration of new life.

"We are Lod" - A hopeful celebration in a burned schoolplayer

Grandson named for Rabbi Aviad Ettinger

Brit Milah for grandson of rabbi murdered in terrorist attack in 2019 held today in Jerusalem.

Grandson named for Rabbi Aviad Ettingerplayer

Brit Milah held in Ben Gurion Airport terminal

Ceremony performed in a sterile environment at the terminal which made participation of the grandfather possible

Brit Milah held in Ben Gurion Airport terminal

New Zealand: Baby circumcised 5 months late due to COVID-19 lockdown

Lockdown imposed by New Zealand over COVID-19 pandemic 2 days after their son was born forces parents to wait 5 months for Brit Milah.

New Zealand: Baby circumcised 5 months late due to COVID-19

Looking to hold a circumcision ceremony in Israel? Here's what you need to know

Ministry sets new guidelines for allowing Brit Milah ceremonies, allows 19 attendees including baby, mohel. All food must be catered.

Health Ministry's new directives for circumcision ceremonies

Brit Milah prevented at site of destroyed Yitzhar home

150 Border Police prevent family from holding circumcision for their newborn son at site where their home was demolished 2 weeks ago.

Brit Milah prevented at site of destroyed Yitzhar homeplayer

Chief Rabbis: Don't postpone circumcision because of coronavirus

Chief Rabbis of Israel issue letter stating except in case of infected newborn, there is no reason to postpone Brit Milah.

Chief Rabbis: Don't postpone circumcision because of coronavirus

Country leaders attend Director's Brit at President's house

Ministers and MKs attend circumcision ceremony for son of President's House's Director Harel Toby. President honored Sandek.

Country leaders attend Director's Brit at President's house

12th child born to President's Chief of Staff

Rivka Ravitz today celebrates Brit for 12th child along with husband Yitzhak Ravitz who serves as Kiryat Yearim Council head.

12th child born to President's Chief of Staff

Newborn injured in car accident on way home from Brit Milah

8-day-old baby hurt when bus, 2 cars collide in Jerusalem after his circumcision ceremony.

Newborn injured in car accident on way home from Brit Milah

And they shall call his name in Israel: Achiad

Family from Itamar decides today to call son entering covenant 'Achiad' after Rabbi Ettinger. Godfather: Elyashiv, son of Rabbi Achiad.

And they shall call his name in Israel: Achiadplayer

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.

2020 Democratic candidate takes stand against circumcision

Watch: Brit Milah of Oren Hazan's son

MK Oren Hazan names his 8-day old son Ayalon Yitzhak.

Watch: Brit Milah of Oren Hazan's sonplayer

'Jews not welcome in Iceland'

European rabbis compare proposed circumcision ban in Iceland to similar law passed by Nazi Germany.

'Jews not welcome in Iceland'

'Brit Milah ban will ensure no Jewish community is established'

Scandinavian Jewish leaders warn Iceland that legislation banning nonmedical circumcision will prevent Jewish community life in the country.

'Brit Milah ban will ensure no Jewish community is established'

90-year-old circumcised in Ukraine

90-year-old Jew from Ukraine circumcised in special Jewish clinic in Dnepropetrovsk.

90-year-old circumcised in Ukraine

Ukraine: Circumcision for 90-year-old

Historic Brit Milah to take place at new medical center in Menorah compound: 'Not a day in the clinic goes by without saving lives.'

Ukraine: Circumcision for 90-year-old

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.

Grandson's circumcision held at grandfather's murder scene

Sweden urged to end bans on milah, shechita

President of Conference of European Rabbis says Swedish gov't can't claim to fight anti-Semitism while actively discriminating against Jews.

Leading rabbi challenges Sweden: End bans on milah, shechita

Mohels warned to get checked for herpes

Prominent Israeli rabbis insist mohels cannot work unless they are cleared of the virus.

Mohels warned to get checked for herpes after babies infected

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.

Baby named after hero who tackled terrorists unarmed

US protects shechita and brit religious freedoms

House of Representatives passes bill protecting the Jewish right to perform circumcisions and ritual slaughter.

US House protects shechita and brit as religious freedoms

Meir Ettinger may not attend son’s Brit

Israeli Supreme Court justices deny request to allow Jewish administrative detainee to attend son's circumcision.

Supreme Court rules: Meir Ettinger will not attend son’s brit

Chief Rabbis asked to help Ettinger attend brit

Wife of Ettinger, who has been held 8 months without trial, writes Chief Rabbis: 'How can a Jewish state ban a father from his son's brit?'

Chief Rabbis asked to help Meir Ettinger attend son's brit

Judge refuses to let Ettinger attend son's brit

District court rejects petition to let Meir Ettinger - held 8 months without trial - out for a few hours for firstborn son's brit milah.

Judge refuses to let Meir Ettinger attend son's brit

'Let my brother attend his firstborn son's brit'

Family members of Meir Ettinger, held 8 months without trial, protest in Jerusalem for his rights; even a Haaretz reporter gets on board.

'Let my brother attend his firstborn son's brit'player

The mystery of the delayed Brit Milah

The mystery of the delayed Brit Milah

The Laws of 'Brit Milah'

The Laws of 'Brit Milah'

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.

Chief Rabbi Blasts Ruling Favoring Brit-Refuser Mom

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.

High Court Allows Mother to Refuse Son's Circumcision

Knesset Film to Battle EU Brit Milah Bans

The Knesset is gearing up into action to battle European efforts to ban Jewish ritual circumcision (brit milah) with a film it produced

Knesset Film to Battle EU Brit Milah Bans

Norway FM Assures Circumcision Ban Will Not Happen

FM Brende reassures Simon Wiesenthal Center, which is concerned over a proposed ban on ritual circumcision.

Norway FM Assures Circumcision Ban Will Not Happen

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.

Moving Brit Milah on the Ruins of Homesh

Countdown to Redemption

Countdown to Redemption

Europe's Anti-Semitism, America's Assimilation

Europe's Anti-Semitism, America's Assimilation

Israel Calls to Rescind Anti Circumcision

Israel has described a Council of Europe (PACE) resolution against circumcision as a "moral stain" that will foster hatred across Europe.

Israel Calls to Rescind Anti Circumcision Resolution