Header

The Talmud as Fossil Record of Ancient, Everyday Jewish Life and Idioms

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ study, why vows are hardly sacred, and why circumcision is the most glorious of rituals

Header

We Need To Talk About Foreskin Facials

Treatment uses stem cells from infants to regenerate adult skin

Header

The Mohel of Myshkov; Or, If Gogol Had Been a Jew

A bris gone wrong comes back to haunt Pavel Zitskovich Bitsnikov

Header

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

Header

Why Alicia Silverstone Didn’t Give Her Son a Bris

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

Header

Circumcision Coverage Back on the Table

Several states reexamining their policies on public funding of circumcisions

Header

Suit: Mohel Severed Newborn’s Penis During Bris

Boy’s parents suing Pittsburgh rabbi for botched circumcision

Header

NYC Official Condemns Bris-Related Ritual

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

Header

A Very Prolific Mohel

At the forefront of Ukrainian circumcision needs

Header

Circumcision Initiative Moves Closer to Ballot

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

Header

Bris, Sashimi-Style

Morimoto caters elaborate affair

Header

Sundown: Happy Purim!

Plus carping over gefilte fish, and more bad puns

Header

To Bris or Not to Bris

‘New York’ mag considers the question, comprehensively

Header

Stumped

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

Header

Oh, Brother

An only child considers the challenges of expanding her family

Header

First Cut

The one rite even shrimp-eaters don’t forsake

Header

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?