Seminary Warns Against Wearing Kippot in Public

Seminary Warns Against Wearing Kippot in Public

A rabbinical college in Germany has warned its students against wearing kippot, after a rabbi was attacked by four Arab youths last week. Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/2/2012, 12:01 PM
Merkel 'Acting Vigorously' on Brit Tussle

Merkel 'Acting Vigorously' on Brit Tussle

German Chancellor tells Jewish leader freedom of religion is "undoubtable" part of German democracy.Gil Ronen, 8/26/2012, 8:42 PM
Circumcision Still Occurring in Germany

Circumcision Still Occurring in Germany

Rabbi Uri Gamson of Germany says local Jews are continuing their regular routine, despite attempts to ban circumcision in the country.Elad Benari, 8/24/2012, 5:12 AM
Jews Outraged as Circumcision Issue Hits Denmark

Jews Outraged as Circumcision Issue Hits Denmark

A former Jew in Denmark said that circumcision is a ritual in which 'black-clad men' mutilate a baby. Local Jews outraged.Elad Benari, 8/24/2012, 2:13 AM
Peres: Brit is Central to Judaism

Peres: Brit is Central to Judaism

President tells German counterpart he believes Berlin will defend Jews' right to their tradition.Gil Ronen, 8/23/2012, 7:18 PM
Jews Being Targeted in Germany?

Jews Being Targeted in Germany?

Interior Minister and Head of Shas, Eli Yishai, sent a letter to Chancellor Merkel asking her to intervene on circumcision legislation.Gideon Israel, 8/23/2012, 12:40 AM
Rabbi Metzger: German Judge Was Naïve – or Silly

Rabbi Metzger: German Judge Was Naïve – or Silly

The German judge who ruled that circumcision is a criminal act was naïve, and perhaps even silly, Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger said. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/22/2012, 10:28 AM
German Rabbi Sued for Performing Circumcision

German Rabbi Sued for Performing Circumcision

A doctor sues a German rabbi in the city of Hof for performing a circumcision on a baby and “physically harming” him.Elad Benari, 8/22/2012, 2:13 AM
Rabbi Metzger to Address German Officials

Rabbi Metzger to Address German Officials

Following controversy regarding circumcision in Germany, Israel’s Chief Rabbi will work to accelerate local legislation on the issue.Elad Benari, 8/21/2012, 3:12 AM
US Congressmen Call to Protect Right to Circumcise

US Congressmen Call to Protect Right to Circumcise

20 Congressmen express ‘deep concern’ over threat to circumcision in Germany, call to protect religious circumcision by law.Maayana Miskin, 8/14/2012, 6:19 PM
Swiss Hospital Lifts Ban on Circumcision

Swiss Hospital Lifts Ban on Circumcision

A Swiss hospital said it is lifting the ban on circumcision that had been imposed following a controversial ruling by a German court.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/12/2012, 10:51 AM
Austrian Justice Ministry Okays Circumcision

Austrian Justice Ministry Okays Circumcision

Austria's Justice Minister says doctors are legally allowed to perform circumcisions, after a local governor instructs to stop them.Elad Benari, 7/31/2012, 12:14 AM
SWC Urges Swiss Government to Protect Circumcision

SWC Urges Swiss Government to Protect Circumcision

The Wiesenthal center urged the Swiss government to protect the religious rite of circumcision.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/27/2012, 1:12 AM
Austrian Governor Bans Religious Circumcision

Austrian Governor Bans Religious Circumcision

A ban on non-medical circumcision by a regional court in Germany, has prompted a governor in western Austria to follow suit.Gabe Kahn, 7/24/2012, 10:30 PM
Swiss Hospitals Ban Circumcision

Swiss Hospitals Ban Circumcision

Two Swiss hospitals have banned circumcision, ignoring a German resolution protecting the Jewish rite after a court ruled it illegal. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/23/2012, 1:18 PM
Brit Mila and Secular Intolerance in Germany

Brit Mila and Secular Intolerance in Germany

The Cologne court's decision, though being countered by a German government resolution, made it clear that traditional Judaism is not welcome in the country that once exterminated millions of European Jews. Kevin Zdiara, 7/20/2012, 10:17 AM
German Parliament Protects Circumcision

German Parliament Protects Circumcision

Germany's lower house of parliament passes a resolution to protect the religious circumcision of infant boys.Elad Benari, 7/20/2012, 5:12 AM
Israeli Envoy Welcomes Action on Circumcision

Israeli Envoy Welcomes Action on Circumcision

Israel's ambassador to Germany welcomes plans by the German parliament to pass a resolution protecting the right to religious circumcision.Elad Benari, 7/19/2012, 5:12 AM
Merkel: Brit Ban would Make Us 'Laughing Stock'

Merkel: Brit Ban would Make Us 'Laughing Stock'

Chancellor warns that criminalizing circumcision would make Germans "a laughing stock among nations.”Gil Ronen, 7/17/2012, 3:29 PM
German Government Promises to Protect Circumcision

German Government Promises to Protect Circumcision

The German government pledges quick action to protect the right of Jews and Muslims to circumcise baby boys.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/14/2012, 12:13 AM
Muslims, Jews Join Fight on Circumcision Ban

Muslims, Jews Join Fight on Circumcision Ban

Muslims and Jews, normally not allies, have banded together to ask the German parliament to overrule the court ban on circumcision. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/11/2012, 11:50 AM
Video: Tzohar's 'User-Friendly Circumcision'

Video: Tzohar's 'User-Friendly Circumcision'

The Tzohar Rabbinic Organization has launched a new effort to assist parents circumcising their sons according to Jewish law.Yoni Kempinski, 7/11/2012, 7:30 AM
Berlin Hospital Suspends Circumcisions

Berlin Hospital Suspends Circumcisions

Berlin’s Jewish Hospital has suspended circumcisions in the wake of a court ruling that the procedure is a crime punishable by law.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/3/2012, 1:44 PM
EJC: Condemn Cologne Ruling Against Circumcision

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.Hana Levi Julian, 7/1/2012, 4:16 PM
German FM: Religious Traditions are Protected

German FM: Religious Traditions are Protected

German Foreign Minister Westerwelle weighs in on a controversial court ruling on circumcision, says Germany protects religious freedom.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/30/2012, 2:10 AM
EJP Outraged Over German Circumcision Ruling

EJP Outraged Over German Circumcision Ruling

European Jewish Parliament expresses outrage over ruling that circumcision should be considered a physical assault. Elad Benari, 6/29/2012, 12:12 AM
Jews, Muslims Outraged Over Circumcision Ruling

Jews, Muslims Outraged Over Circumcision Ruling

Jewish and Muslim leaders in Germany condemn a court's decision to outlaw the circumcision of boys.Elad Benari, 6/28/2012, 6:42 AM
War on Circumcision Spreads to Germany, Norway

War on Circumcision Spreads to Germany, Norway

A German court has ruled that circumcision is a criminal offense, and a Norwegian political party wants to outlaw the religious practice.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/26/2012, 6:53 PM
9/11 Survivor Circumcised at Age 50

9/11 Survivor Circumcised at Age 50

50-year-old Alexander Yabisebitz, a survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, undergoes circumcision.Elad Benari, 6/22/2012, 3:14 AM
Herpes Disease Raises Fears of Circumcision Method

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.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/10/2012, 3:21 PM
Arab Father: I Don’t Want This Baby; He’s Jewish

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.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/6/2012, 1:14 AM
New Law Brings End to Proposed Circumcision Ban

New Law Brings End to Proposed Circumcision Ban

New bill signed by California Governor Jerry Brown prevents local governments from banning male circumcision.Elad Benari, 10/3/2011, 6:12 AM
Chabad Rabbi's 4500th Circumcision in Ukraine

Chabad Rabbi's 4500th Circumcision in Ukraine

Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Yaacov Gaissinovitch last week presided over the 4,500th circumcision he has carried out in the Ukraine.Hana Levi Julian, 8/17/2011, 3:26 PM
SF Weighs In On Circumcision Ban

SF Weighs In On Circumcision Ban

The city argues that if a judge exempts doctors from the circumcision ban as state law posits, the whole measure would be unconstitutional.Gabe Kahn., 7/7/2011, 10:40 PM
Jews Join Muslims in Brit Fight

Jews Join Muslims in Brit Fight

Jews and Muslims are teaming up in San Francisco to file a lawsuit against a potential ban on circumcision.Chana Ya'ar, 6/23/2011, 8:48 PM
Circumcision Ban Turns Ugly

Circumcision Ban Turns Ugly

Long-nosed Jewish mohel stars in anti-circumcision promoter's comics as U.S. lawmakers attempt to stop the ban through legislation.Elad Benari, 6/16/2011, 9:07 AM
Secret Circumcision in Turkey

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 ChanukahTzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/14/2010, 4:31 PM
Circumcision Against AIDS

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.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/25/2009, 6:08 PM
MDs Circumcise to Combat AIDS

MDs Circumcise to Combat AIDS

A group of Senegalese doctors spent a week learning with Israeli physicians the tricks of performing circumcision on adult males.Yehudah Lev Kay, 7/13/2009, 12:04 PM