In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ study, why vows are hardly sacred, and why circumcision is the most glorious of rituals
Treatment uses stem cells from infants to regenerate adult skin
Jewish Museum shows custom in Jewish, Muslim, and Christian contexts
Study finds circumcision protects against STDs without diminishing pleasure
New rituals create ways to symbolically acknowledge Jews’ covenant with God without actually circumcising infants
New legislation on the religious practice goes against the European grain
Relic from 2400 BCE believed to be the oldest illustration of the ritual
Former right-winger gets ‘really serious’ about his unexpected Jewish heritage
It would mean “God made the body imperfect,” the actress argues in new book
Several states reexamining their policies on public funding of circumcisions
Boy’s parents suing Pittsburgh rabbi for botched circumcision
Will European health officials take note?
Health ministry to introduce 2014 legislation to ‘regulate ritual circumcision’
University of Maryland a cappella group sings ‘Mohels’ instead of ‘Royals’
Israeli-made bloodless circumcision device aims to eradicate AIDS
You wouldn’t expect that the tractate on Shabbat would be the place to discuss circumcision. You’d be wrong.
As immigrants revive the German city’s historic community, new ideas emerge about Jewish engagement
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
Not for the normal reasons though
Troubling news from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland
Far-right French leader has got some repenting to do
A lawsuit against New York’s ‘oral suction’ law is misguided—and would backfire against the ultra-Orthodox
Consent forms will be required for ‘metzitzah b’peh’
If Prince Harry’s parents bucked the royal tradition of using mohels, will it inflame the circumcision war?
American Academy of Pediatrics approves the procedure in new statement
Following June’s controversial court ruling a doctor sues a rabbi
A growing attachment to the male umlaut
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
Michael Bloomberg enters the Metzitzah B’peh fray
Plus Syria only gets worse, and more in the news