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Watch: Father names newborn son - from Gaza

Stationed in Gaza, Daddy Ran 'attends' son's circumcision by phone, names him 'Dor' for a generation with a better future.

Watch: Father names newborn son - from Gaza

Why I circumcised my sons

It’s our halakhic responsibility to reduce the pain to the best of our ability. The question is, what is the best way to do this?

Why I circumcised my sons

96-year-old Canadian man circumcised by Chabad in Toronto

Senior described as “oldest man since Abraham” to undergo ritual grew up in communist Ukraine at a time of fervent anti-Jewish sentiment.

96-year-old Canadian man circumcised by Chabad in Toronto

Great place for circumcision ceremony: 'Illegal' outpost

The Chaim family performed the religious ritual welcoming their 10th newborn into the Jewish nation at the entrance to Evyatar in Samaria.

Great place for circumcision ceremony: 'Illegal' outpost

Baby circumcised in the back seat minutes before sundown

With the mother and newborn stuck in traffic and the father held up by the police, a rabbi is forced to improvise.

Baby circumcised in the back seat minutes before sundown

Botched circumcision leaves infant in the hospital

The infant was admitted to the hospital and underwent urgent sensitive surgery. Urologist: 'I don't remember such a severe case'.

Botched circumcision leaves infant in the hospital

Circumcision - is it justified?

Jewish men and women have in all ages been ready to lay down their lives in its observance. Why?

Circumcision - is it justified?

Circumcision - what does it signify?

Bans of circumcision for whatever reasons, realize how basic it is to Jewish consciousness and values.

Circumcision - what  does it signify?

Instant Jews

A short story. It is as if the politicians said: For every Jewish baby you bring into the world, we will make Instant Jews out of 100 goyim.

Instant Jews

Who performed Bris Milah on Moshe’s son?

Can there possibly be anyone who says that a woman is not fit to perform circumcision if the Torah describes Zipporah doing so?

Who performed Bris Milah on Moshe’s son?

Manitoba reverses proposal to ban non-medical circumcisions

Flood of concerned comments from Winnipeg Federation and Jewish community lead to provincial medical body reversing proposal.

Manitoba reverses proposal to ban non-medical circumcisions

Swedish authorities probe mohel for not using anesthesia

Swedish authorities probe Jewish doctor for not using anesthesia when circumcising 8-day-old babies, say his performance is 'inadequate.'

Swedish authorities probe mohel for not using anesthesia

The choices we are forced to make

Think about it: The Land of Israel, the exodus circumcision, the Torah, life, and the food we eat were all forced upon us by Hashem.

The choices we are forced to make

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.

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

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”.

Denmark's PM opposes circumcision ban

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.

Parents pull baby from emergency room after botched circumcision

Will Denmark ban circumcision?

Danish parliament to debate bill that would ban non-medical circumcisions. 'There's a risk this could get passed.'

Will Denmark ban circumcision?

Russia's full-time surgeon whose only job is circumcising adults

While most mohels work primarily with 8-day-old infants, this surgeon in Russia performs circumcisions on 10 Jewish men every week.

Russia's full-time surgeon whose only job is circumcising adults

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

Hadassah hospital staff volunteer, raise funds, bring professional and refreshments.

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

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.'

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

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.'

A Swedish political party says it will fight to ban circumcision

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.

Netanyahu's visit to Ukraine inspires Jew to be circumcised

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.'

Feiglin won't renounce anti-circumcision comic

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

Sweden to enact circumcision ban?

Swedish party submits motion calling for circumcision ban, calling circumcision 'an infringement of the child’s integrity.'

Sweden to enact circumcision ban?

Denmark faces vote on circumcision ban

Petition to ban circumcision in Denmark nearing goal, would force parliament to vote on controversial proposal.

Denmark faces vote on circumcision ban

Iceland drops proposed circumcision ban

Following international backlash and criticism from judicial committee, Iceland's parliament cancels vote on controversial bill.

Iceland drops proposed circumcision ban

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.

Iceland parliament committee opposes bill to ban circumcision

'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'

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.

US lawmakers urge Iceland to back down on circumcision ban

Iceland to ban circumcision?

European Jews fear ban being promoted in Iceland's legislature could lead to similar bans across the continent.

Iceland to ban circumcision?

'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.

'Jewish terrorist' Jack Teitel requests furlough for son's bris

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.

Survey: 98% of Jewish baby boys in Israel are circumcised

Salomon family celebrates Brit Milah

Child named for grandfather murdered in brutal terrorist attack last week.

Salomon family celebrates Brit Milah

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.

Joy amid sorrow: PM celebrates circumcision with Salomon family

'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.

'No circumcision ban on my watch'

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

Norwegian paper publishes anti-Semitic cartoon

Norwegian paper’s cartoon suggests circumcision akin to pedophilia, insanity.

Norwegian paper publishes anti-Semitic cartoon

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.

Williamsburg families won't identify mohels after babies 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.

NYC to ban mohels if children they treated found to have herpes

Experts: Male circumcision helps prevent all HIV variants

Researchers find circumcision helps prevent all strains of HIV, not just HIV-1.

Experts: Male circumcision helps prevent all HIV variants

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.

Denmark Chief Rabbi: Doctors did not call to ban 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.

Denmark's chief rabbi: No legal ban on circumcision

Secular 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

Baby named after 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 House protects shechita and brit as 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

House passes bill protecting circumcision, ritual slaughter

Bill broadens definition of 'violations of religious freedom' to include bris milah, shechita - and atheism.

House passes bill protecting circumcision, ritual slaughter

Europe Overrules Recommended Circumcision Ban

Thanks to joint Jewish-Muslim rallying, European Council has decided not to recommend a ban on circumcision.

Europe Overrules Recommended Circumcision Ban

Chief Rabbi Blasts 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 Circumcision

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

Turkish Governor Resigns over 'Ottoman Circumcision'

Watch lavish Muslim circumcision for 'Ottoman prince' son of Turkish governor in sultan's tomb.

Turkish Governor Resigns over 'Ottoman Circumcision'

Rabbinic Court Cannot Decide on Circumcision

A rabbinic court overstepped its bounds when it ruled in parents’ circumcision battle, Attorney General says.

Rabbinic Court Cannot Decide on Circumcision

Bennett: Haaretz is Anti-Jewish

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett attacked the Haaretz newspaper, saying that it published only negative reports about Judaism

Bennett: Haaretz is Anti-Jewish

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

Rabbi: Norway's Circumcision Ban is Jewish Exclusion

Rabbi Margolin, General Director of EJA, calls Norway's proposed circumcision ban nothing more than 'Jewish exclusion.'

Rabbi: Norway's Circumcision Ban is Jewish Exclusion

Canada: Quebec Politician 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

Council of 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.

Council of Europe: There's Nothing Illegal About Circumcision

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.

European Council Calls for Circumcision Ban

Baby Dies after Post-Brit Complications

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

Baby Dies after Post-Brit Complications