Leading Pediatric Group Endorses Circumcision

American Academy of Pediatrics approves the procedure in new statement

Rabbi Sued for Performing a Bris in Germany

Following June’s controversial court ruling a doctor sues a rabbi

Circumcision Battle Coming to Scandinavia

A growing attachment to the male umlaut

The Sacred Rite of Circumcision

Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?

And Now Back to American Circumcision

Michael Bloomberg enters the Metzitzah B’peh fray

Daybreak: Presbyterians Veer From Divestment

Plus Syria only gets worse, and more in the news

Sundown: Von Trier Could Face Criminal Charge

Plus all is well in the Sinai!, Dylan the master thief, and more

Sundown: Grapel Still Detained

Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more

A Very Prolific Mohel

At the forefront of Ukrainian circumcision needs

Daybreak: For P.A., Less Money, More Problems

Plus, circumcision initiative may be removed from S.F. ballot, and more in the news

Sundown: Signs of Struggle in Kletzky Murder

Plus Jewish summer camps get their frack on, free Turkish circumcisions, and more

Bill Aims at Cities’ Anti-Circumcision Laws

L.A. congressman says it is a state or federal issue; has Muslim co-sponsor

When Anti-Circumcision Turns Anti-Semitic

Comic strip by ballot initiative author draws a ‘Monster Mohel’

Circumcision Initiative Moves Closer to Ballot

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

Foreplay

A proposed San Francisco ballot measure prohibiting circumcision arises from a debate over ritual, sexuality, and identity. What’s become an American norm might soon again be a mark of difference.

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