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

In Kiryat Yam, a mother bravely asked Yad L'Achim to arrange a bris for her baby, and called him 'David' for his grandfather.

Metzitza B’Peh – Knowledge is Power

Though the Talmud doesn't give instructions, Metzitza has always been done B’Peh - by oral suction.

NY Newborn Contracts Herpes after Metzitzah B’Peh

A newborn in New York who underwent his ritual circumcision rite is undergoing treatment for neonatal genital herpes, according to the Forward, contracted after...

Pittsburgh Rabbi Denies Botching Circumcision

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...

Judges Hear Appeal of NY Rule on Circumcision with Oral Suction

A federal court began hearing arguments on Tuesday by orthodox Jews appealing a  New York City rule that requires parents to agree to the...

Council of Jews in Germany Awards Pastor Who Defends Circumcision

A German pastor who defended Jews’ rights to ritual circumcision will receive the highest award of the Central Council of Jews in Germany in...

Council of Europe Chief Reassuring Rabbis on Circumcision

The Council of Europe will not ban Jewish ritual circumcision of boys, its leader assured members of the Conference of European Rabbis. Thorbjorn Jagland, the...

In Defense of Parental Consent for ‘Metzitzah B’peh’

Not only does it not infringe on the religious liberties of mohelim, it actually protects the religious liberties of parent.

Rabbinical Group Aims to Standardize Circumcision in Europe

A European rabbinical group has created a union to include every mohel - ritual circumciser - in an effort to standardize ritual circumcision and...

Duchess Kate Had a Boy, Call the Mohel

Duchess Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby boy on Monday. The baby weighed in at 8 lb. 6oz. No word yet if the local...

Israeli Rabbinate Backs Berlin Rabbi for Oral Suction at Brit

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel has sent a letter of support to Berlin Chabad Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, who was charged by an anti-circumcision activist...

Another Baby (Almost) Bites the Dust

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.

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