circumcision

POLICE TAPE at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
New York police chaplain, Alvin Kass, 84, mugged during daily walk

Kass, 84, was walking at 5:45 a.m. when he was approached by an individual who told the rabbi that he was hungry and needed food.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
02/09/2020
When mohel unavailable, family takes circumcision into its own hands

Noam and Elisheva Fogel, Jewish Agency emissaries to New Zealand, welcomed Eden Refael to the world just two days before the coronavirus lockdown in the country began.

Rabbi Moshe Wiseberg, a "mohel", or ritual circumciser, holds baby after circumcising him in Israel
Russia has a full-time surgeon whose only job is circumcising Jewish men

The religious Jewish world has created some unusual jobs, but one of the more bizarre surely belongs to Dr. Yeshaya Shafit, who is Russia’s only mohel, or professional circumciser, for adult men.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
07/08/2020
Brit mila
In brit, the baby comes first - opinion

Metzitza b’peh needs to stop now. There is absolutely no reason for the practice to continue.

By HAYIM LEITER
07/07/2020
Baby crying [Illustrative]
3-week-old baby hospitalized with brain infection after brit gone wrong

Evidence of newborn herpes infections accompanied by brain infections and their connection to the 'oral suction' in circumcisions have been widely described in medical history for the past 200 years.

Brit mila
Does global anti-brit mila campaign contribute to antisemitism?

What is deemed as an attack on a fundamental ethic of Judaism can be construed as an assault on the Jewish people.

Belgian MP to submit legislation to protect circumcision

‘Brit milah is under attack in Belgium,’ says Michael Freilich

PREPARING FOR a circumcision.
Four NYC infants contract herpes from circumcision rite in past 6 months

Four infants have contracted herpes in New York City in the past six months after undergoing a circumcision rite in which the ritual circumciser cleans the circumcision wound by oral suction.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
25/02/2020
Sweden’s largest church supports Jewish and Muslim circumcision

Kosher and halal slaughter is not allowed in most of Belgium and Norway, as well as parts of Austria and Switzerland, among other places.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
06/02/2020
TRANSPORTATION MINISTER Israel Katz (right) and Ambassador Zhan Yongxin of China
'Harry Potter' fends off foreskin question

Margoyles, who is Jewish and worked with Radcliffe when she played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films, is known for her potty mouth and fans love her for it.

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