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These Jews want to normalize not circumcising with their synagogue's help

Bruchim is a new organization that advocates for Jewish families that don't want to circumcise their sons.

By BEN HARRIS/JTA
08/10/2021
Circumcision in Europe.

Was Jewish circumcision mistakenly banned by Manitoba's medical regulator?

A new standard of practice drafted last month by CPSM prevented Jewish circumcisions from being done at a synagogue or at home, as is tradition.

Circumcision in Europe.

Sweden probes mohel for not using anesthesia when circumcising babies

In Sweden, the law allows non-medical circumcision of boys but requires the presence of licensed medical personnel. Therefore, mohels in Sweden tend to be physicians as well.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/05/2021
Actor Tzachi Halevy and TV anchor Lucy Aharish at their wedding, October 10, 2018

Lucy Aharish, Tsahi Halevi give circumcision to new baby Adam

Anything to do with religion is potentially a minefield for the glamorous couple because Aharish is Muslim and Halevi is Jewish.

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Why do Jews circumcise?

Throughout Jewish history, circumcision signifies the covenant between the Jewish people and God.

Danish PM opposes bill banning circumcision, cites her promise to Jews

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Frederiksen on Saturday for opposing the bill, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
12/09/2020
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Parents refuse surgery for baby after circumcision gone wrong

The baby was brought to the pediatric emergency room at Ziv Medical Center in Safed with extreme bleeding.

The 92-year-old ongoing story of a ‘brissing gown’

In future generations, seven grandsons, and 10 great-grandsons would also have their brit in the gown.

By JONATHAN HOMA
03/09/2020
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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.

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