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European MDs keep up their fight against circumcision. Despite universal acknowledgement it helps prevents disease, they charge that US pediatricians in favor of circumcision are “culturally biased.”
Pennsylvania prisoners say they are Jewish simply because they want kosher food, which inflates the prison budget. Passover solve the problem when the inmates discover they can’t eat “kitniyot.”
First it was Barbie dolls. Then it was the Simpsons, another Western “evil.” Now, Iran defends itself against the wicked East and bans Buddha statues.
Metzizah b'peh is not even required by many Orthododx poskim. In fact it is actually discouraged by some.
The government is unable to make good on a ban that's been on the books since 2006.
The conference, titled "Freedom of Religion and/or Mutual Respect in Europe," was jointly organized by the European Parliament and the European Jewish Association.
Left-wing German MPs are threatening to oppose their government's attempt to keep male circumcision legal in Germany. More than 50 MPs from three parties...
European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor unveiled a model bill designed to set “strict legal terms” on religious freedoms for the continent.
A lawsuit filed Thursday by Jewish organizations and three rabbis argues that a new NY City rule requiring parental consent for metzitzah b'peh, a post-circumcision ritual that involves oral suction in order to stimulate blood flow in the traumatized organ, violates the First Amendment.
After a court ruling, that brought the future of Germany's Jewish community into question, and reminded some of a darker time in German history,...
Ritual circumcisions have resumed in the Cologne region of Germany, ending a controversy started in a Cologne court in June, when judges decided ritual circumcision constituted “bodily harm” to boys and religious coercion.
A spokesman for German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said his office is working on an outline for new legislation that will permit circumcision of minor males after a controversial court decision in the summer that criminalized the rite.
The New York City Board of Health was scheduled to vote this Thursday (two days after this issue went to press) on a measure requiring parents to sign a consent waiver before allowing a mohel to perform metzitzah b’peh, or oral suctioning, on their infants.
Approximately 300 protesters across the religious spectrum demonstrated in eastern Berlin in favor of religious freedom and the decriminalization of circumcision in Germany.
So let no one praise a nation that murdered a million Jewish babies and children for shedding crocodile tears over the plight of the poor little baby boy who, following a many thousand year old tradition, is circumcised 8 days after birth. Every good person should condemn Germany for what really lies at the heart of efforts to ban circumcision—old-fashioned anti-Semitism, a term coined by Germans for Germans and against Jews.
Berlin declares circumcision legal only if performed by a doctor. Brit Mila by a Mohel is still illegal.
Haredi rabbis in New York are accusing the city's Department of Health of "spreading lies" in order to pass a law mandating that parents...