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Report: 6 Infant Herpes Cases Since De Blasio’s Metzitzah B’peh Compromise

11 Adar 5777 – March 9, 2017
Arguing that respect and sensitivity protect public health better than a restrictive policy, the mayor waived the requirement that parents sign a consent form showing understand the risks involved in Metzitzah B'peh.

She Called Him ‘David’ for the Grandfather Who Blew Shofar in...

4 Tishri 5776 – September 16, 2015
In Kiryat Yam, a mother bravely asked Yad L'Achim to arrange a bris for her baby, and called him 'David' for his grandfather.

Rabbis, Pols Slam Brit Mila Decision

2 Tammuz 5774 – June 30, 2014
Court says rabbinical court overstepped jurisdiction, says circumcision matters must be decided by family court

Mayo on Milah

4 Nisan 5774 – April 3, 2014
Mayo Clinic study confirms health benefits of circumcision.

Pittsburgh Rabbi Denies Botching Circumcision

7 Shevat 5774 – January 8, 2014
Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg, who was accused last week of botching a circumcision of an 8-day-old boy who was rushed to the hospital after his...

Mohel Urges New Dads to Help Make the Cut at Circumcision

3 Tevet 5774 – December 5, 2013
The kindest cut of all might be the one that new father makes at his son’s circumcision.

European Anti-Circumcision Resolution: Brit Same as Female Mutilation

29 Tishri 5774 – October 3, 2013
Practices covered by the resolution include female genital mutilation and the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons.

Anti-Circumcision Group to Picket ACLU’s Marriage Equality Rally

9 Av 5773 – July 15, 2013
Boys should be protected by law from circumcision just like girls, say activists. And if the ACLU backs marriage equality? Picket them because it also is against circumcision bans! Welcome to Oakland.

Norwegian Daily Published Blood Libel Caricature of Circumcision

21 Sivan 5773 – May 29, 2013
The Middle Ages have returned to Europe, or maybe they never left. Jews dipping matzos in blood is old hat. Now a Norwegian newspaper depicts circumcision as a violent and bloody religious custom.

Another Baby (Almost) Bites the Dust

25 Nisan 5773 – April 5, 2013
Rabbi Pirutinsky discussed the issue of 'metzizah b'peh' at length, concluding that if medical experts determine that there is a danger to the child, metzizah should be performed by other legitimate methods.

Is Consent for Metzitza B’Peh Really about Banning Circumcision?

26 Shevat 5773 – February 6, 2013
Metzizah b'peh is not even required by many Orthododx poskim. In fact it is actually discouraged by some.

To Inform or Not to Inform – That is the Question

28 Elul 5772 – September 14, 2012
With all the bacteria a mouth is known to contain - and the possibility that it might contain bacteria or viruses that are very harmful to a vulnerable 8-day-old child while an adult carrier might not even be aware of it - it is not exactly rocket science to know that putting your mouth on an open wound is not a good idea.

The Proper Performance of Bris Milah

17 Elul 5772 – September 4, 2012
When it comes to Metzitza B’Peh, we are not discussing a Biblical Commandment, nor are we referring to a Rabbinical enactment from the Gemarah's time. We are referring to a hallowed Minhag from days of yore to use the mouth only.

Germany’s Circumcision Police

15 Elul 5772 – September 2, 2012
Does the German government really want to get into a public battle over whether they are better guardians of the health and welfare of Jewish (and Muslim) children than their parents?

A Real People with a Real Prophecy

2 Elul 5772 – August 20, 2012
Yishai and Malkah talk about a flight of new Olim from North America along with recent happenings in the life of the Fleishers and end by talking about the importance of Elul in the Jewish calendar.

Chancellor Merkel Pledges to Keep Circumcision Legal

25 Tammuz 5772 – July 15, 2012
After what German diplomats have described as a "disastrous" damage to Germany's image abroad, especially in light of its Nazi past, it appears that Berlin has finally gotten the message.

Brit Milah on the Chopping Block in Germany

8 Tammuz 5772 – June 27, 2012
Normally I hate the Germans, but I have to give them credit on this one! Let their banning of brit milah be a reminder to our Jewish brothers and sisters in the Diaspora that we don’t belong in foreign lands. Unfortunately, I doubt whether the new law will affect the Jews of Germany in any meaningful way. After all, if the slaughter of 6 million didn’t make them think twice about living in that polluted, blood-stained gentile land, this new measure isn’t liable to wake them up either.

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