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70-yr old gets circumcised, converts, and marries - in 1 month

70-yr old gets circumcised, converts, and marries - in 1 month

Despite the virus & advanced age, a Haifa-area man from the former USSR converted to Judaism, was circumsiced & married in a 1-month period.Shimon Cohen, 24/09/2020 20:14
Denmark's PM opposes circumcision ban

Denmark's PM opposes circumcision ban

Denmark’s Prime Minister opposes bill seeking to ban nonmedical circumcision, says “Danish Jews must continue to be part of Denmark”.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 12/09/2020 00:36
Parents pull baby from emergency room after botched circumcision

Parents pull baby from emergency room after botched circumcision

Baby who suffered from dangerous bleeding after botched circumcision taken to emergency room - only to be taken away by his parents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/09/2020 13:35
Will Denmark ban circumcision?

Will Denmark ban circumcision?

Danish parliament to debate bill that would ban non-medical circumcisions. 'There's a risk this could get passed.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 06/09/2020 21:09
Russia has a full-time surgeon whose only job is circumcising Jewish men

Russia has a full-time surgeon whose only job is circumcising Jewish men

While most mohels work primarily with 8-day-old infants, this surgeon in Russia performs circumcisions on 10 Jewish men every week.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 07/08/2020 12:54
When new mom can't organize circumcision, hospital steps in

When new mom can't organize circumcision, hospital steps in

Hadassah hospital staff volunteer, raise funds, bring professional and refreshments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2019 11:11
Rabbis: Push to ban circumcision shows 'lack of tolerance'

Rabbis: Push to ban circumcision shows 'lack of tolerance'

Conference of European Rabbis responds to Swedish push to ban circumcision, says it represents 'request for Jews to leave Sweden.'Yoni Kempinski, 07/10/2019 16:01
A Swedish political party says it will fight to ban circumcision

A Swedish political party says it will fight to ban circumcision

Swedish Center Party votes overwhelmingly to ban circumcision. Jewish leaders warn move 'would make Jewish life impossible.'Josefin Dolsten/JTA, 03/10/2019 20:23
Netanyahu's visit to Ukraine inspires Jew to be circumcised

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, 22/08/2019 17:43
Feiglin won't renounce anti-circumcision comic

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, 16/06/2019 13:34
2020 Democratic candidate takes stand against circumcision

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, 21/03/2019 12:54
Sweden to enact circumcision ban?

Sweden to enact circumcision ban?

Swedish party submits motion calling for circumcision ban, calling circumcision 'an infringement of the child’s integrity.'JTA, 04/10/2018 13:29
Denmark faces vote on circumcision ban

Denmark faces vote on circumcision ban

Petition to ban circumcision in Denmark nearing goal, would force parliament to vote on controversial proposal.Cnaan Liphshiz, 02/05/2018 14:47
Iceland drops proposed circumcision ban

Iceland drops proposed circumcision ban

Following international backlash and criticism from judicial committee, Iceland's parliament cancels vote on controversial bill.David Rosenberg, 30/04/2018 08:37
Iceland parliament committee opposes bill to ban circumcision

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, 26/04/2018 20:03
'Jews not welcome in Iceland'

'Jews not welcome in Iceland'

European rabbis compare proposed circumcision ban in Iceland to similar law passed by Nazi Germany.David Rosenberg, 23/04/2018 07:47
US lawmakers urge Iceland to back down on circumcision ban

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, 13/04/2018 08:21
Iceland to ban circumcision?

Iceland to ban circumcision?

European Jews fear ban being promoted in Iceland's legislature could lead to similar bans across the continent.Tzvi Lev, 01/02/2018 22:39
'Jewish terrorist' Jack Teitel requests furlough for son's bris

'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, 08/01/2018 16:26
Survey: 98% of Jewish baby boys in Israel are circumcised

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, 27/12/2017 13:00
Salomon family celebrates Brit Milah

Salomon family celebrates Brit Milah

Child named for grandfather murdered in brutal terrorist attack last week.Yoni Kempinski, 27/07/2017 18:44
Joy amid sorrow: PM celebrates circumcision with Salomon family

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, 27/07/2017 16:57
'No circumcision ban on my watch'

'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, 26/06/2017 16:12
Grandson's circumcision held at grandfather's murder scene

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, 17/05/2017 10:34
Norwegian paper publishes anti-Semitic cartoon

Norwegian paper publishes anti-Semitic cartoon

Norwegian paper’s cartoon suggests circumcision akin to pedophilia, insanity.JTA, 17/05/2017 07:11
Williamsburg families won't identify mohels after babies herpes

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, 20/04/2017 07:47
NYC to ban mohels if children they treated found to have herpes

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, 31/03/2017 14:39
Experts: Male circumcision helps prevent all HIV variants

Experts: Male circumcision helps prevent all HIV variants

Researchers find circumcision helps prevent all strains of HIV, not just HIV-1.JTA, 21/01/2017 18:14
Denmark Chief Rabbi: Doctors did not call to ban circumcision

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, 11/12/2016 16:05
Denmark's chief rabbi: No legal ban on circumcision

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, 08/12/2016 00:07
Father kidnaps baby minutes before circumcision

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, 18/10/2016 14:46
Baby named for hero who tackled terrorists unarmed

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, 23/05/2016 12:21
US protects shechita and brit religious freedoms

US protects shechita and brit religious freedoms

House of Representatives passes bill protecting the Jewish right to perform circumcisions and ritual slaughter.Shoshana Miskin, 22/05/2016 19:06
House passes bill protecting circumcision

House passes bill protecting circumcision

Bill broadens definition of 'violations of religious freedom' to include bris milah, shechita - and atheism.Ron Kampeas, 18/05/2016 21:39
Europe Overrules Recommended Circumcision Ban

Europe Overrules Recommended Circumcision Ban

Thanks to joint Jewish-Muslim rallying, European Council has decided not to recommend a ban on circumcision.Moshe Cohen, 01/10/2015 10:54
Chief Rabbi Slams Ruling Favoring Brit-Refuser Mom

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, 30/06/2014 07:55
High Court Allows Mother to Refuse Son's Brit

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, 29/06/2014 21:49
Turkish Gov. Resigns over 'Ottoman Circumcision'

Turkish Gov. Resigns over 'Ottoman Circumcision'

Watch lavish Muslim circumcision for 'Ottoman prince' son of Turkish governor in sultan's tomb.Ari Yashar, 30/05/2014 14:57
Rabbinic Court Cannot Decide on Circumcision

Rabbinic Court Cannot Decide on Circumcision

A rabbinic court overstepped its bounds when it ruled in parents’ circumcision battle, Attorney General says.Maayana Miskin, 06/03/2014 14:58
Bennett: Haaretz is Anti-Jewish

Bennett: Haaretz is Anti-Jewish

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett attacked the Haaretz newspaper, saying that it published only negative reports about JudaismDavid Lev, 23/12/2013 19:57
Norway FM Assures Circumcision Ban Will Not Happen

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, 25/11/2013 13:44
Moving Brit Milah on the Ruins of Homesh

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, 15/11/2013 21:37
Rabbi: Norway's Brit Ban is Jewish Exclusion

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, 13/11/2013 16:19
Politician in Quebec Calls to Ban Circumcision

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, 12/11/2013 14:25
Europe: There's Nothing Illegal About Circumcision

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 03:15
European Council Calls for Circumcision Ban

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, 03/10/2013 11:18
Baby Dies after Post-Brit Complications

Baby Dies after Post-Brit Complications

Doctors tells Rabbinate that the complications resulted from a preexisting condition.Gil Ronen, 07/06/2013 13:02
Norwegian Cartoon: Circumcision Demonic Ritual

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, 29/05/2013 22:12
Berlin Rabbi Investigated for 'Metzitzah'

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, 22/04/2013 02:45
German Court Drops Charges Against Mohel

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, 25/02/2013 09:37
New York Court Upholds 'Metzizah' Injunction

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, 13/01/2013 04:52
German Candidate Sanctioned for 'Milah' Remarks

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 , 01/01/2013 09:13
German Ruling 'Milestone' in Religious Freedom

German Ruling 'Milestone' in Religious Freedom

Jewish groups have praised the decision by the German Parliament to allow religious circumcision.Rachel Hirshfeld, 13/12/2012 19:27
Merkel: Respecting Circumcision is Fundamental

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, 26/11/2012 03:12
Sandy Postpones 'Metziaza Be'Peh' Hearing

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 17:05
New York City Sued Over Circumcision Laws

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, 12/10/2012 15:07
German Cabinet Agrees to Protect Circumcision

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 15:08