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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 circumcisions performed outside medical settings

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 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.

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 Milahplayer

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 familyplayer

'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

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 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

House passes bill protecting circumcision

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

House passes bill protecting circumcision, ritual slaughter