To Cut or Not To Cut: Finding Alternatives to Circumcision

New rituals create ways to symbolically acknowledge Jews’ covenant with God without actually circumcising infants

Why Alicia Silverstone Didn’t Give Her Son a Bris

It would mean “God made the body imperfect,” the actress argues in new book

Circumcision Coverage Back on the Table

Several states reexamining their policies on public funding of circumcisions

Suit: Mohel Severed Newborn’s Penis During Bris

Boy’s parents suing Pittsburgh rabbi for botched circumcision

NYC Official Condemns Bris-Related Ritual

‘Metzitzah b’peh,’ involving oral suction, can spread fatal herpes

A Very Prolific Mohel

At the forefront of Ukrainian circumcision needs

Circumcision Initiative Moves Closer to Ballot

San Francisco measure would ban the practice, though it may be unconstitutional

Bris, Sashimi-Style

Morimoto caters elaborate affair

Sundown: Happy Purim!

Plus carping over gefilte fish, and more bad puns

To Bris or Not to Bris

‘New York’ mag considers the question, comprehensively

Stumped

From the archives: A new father finds that the bris ends but the foreskin lingers

Oh, Brother

An only child considers the challenges of expanding her family

First Cut

The one rite even shrimp-eaters don’t forsake

Getting Serious

Our parents didn’t seem to care about differences in religion. So why was I suddenly looking for challahs on a Friday afternoon?

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