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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.

Metzitza B’Peh – Knowledge is Power

28 Elul 5774 – September 23, 2014
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

3 Adar I 5774 – February 3, 2014
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

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...

Judges Hear Appeal of NY Rule on Circumcision with Oral Suction

1 Tevet 5774 – December 3, 2013
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

18 Kislev 5774 – November 21, 2013
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

10 Kislev 5774 – November 13, 2013
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’

12 Heshvan 5774 – October 16, 2013
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

17 Av 5773 – July 24, 2013
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

16 Av 5773 – July 22, 2013
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

15 Iyyar 5773 – April 24, 2013
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

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.

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