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

Norway Passes Law Protecting Circumcision

New legislation on the religious practice goes against the European grain

Bas Relief Depicts Circumcision in Ancient Egypt

Relic from 2400 BCE  believed to be the oldest illustration of the ritual

The Anti-Semitic Hungarian Politician’s Bris

Former right-winger gets ‘really serious’ about his unexpected Jewish heritage

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

Landmark Study: Circumcision Doesn’t Reduce Sexual Pleasure

Will European health officials take note?

Norway Planning New Circumcision Legislation

Health ministry to introduce 2014 legislation to ‘regulate ritual circumcision’

The Lorde Parody You Never Knew You Needed

University of Maryland a cappella group sings ‘Mohels’ instead of ‘Royals’

The Pro-Israel, Pro-Circumcision Lobby

Israeli-made bloodless circumcision device aims to eradicate AIDS

Birth Right

You wouldn’t expect that the tractate on Shabbat would be the place to discuss circumcision. You’d be wrong.

Jewish Life Booms in Cologne

As immigrants revive the German city’s historic community, new ideas emerge about Jewish engagement

Religious Revolution in Israel

Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?

Mayor Bloomberg Enrages Orthodox Jews

Not for the normal reasons though

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